We’ve recently discussed how a routine checkup is an essential part of keeping a smile healthy. In today’s blog, we would also like to examine the dental cleaning. Even if you brush and floss daily, you still need to undergo this routine preventive procedure to safeguard your smile against serious problems, such as gum disease.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Cleanings
Question: How often should I have one?
Answer: As with a checkup, we recommend one every six months. However, if you have high risk factors for gum disease, we may recommend one every three to four months to help safeguard your smile.
Question: What happens during the procedure?
Answer: We will use either a manual tool or possibly an ultrasonic scaler to remove all plaque buildup form your teeth. We then polish the teeth afterward. The entire procedure only takes a few minutes and can be done in just one visit.
Question: How does this help my smile?
Answer: Plaque is a bacterial byproduct, one that can weaken tooth enamel and irritate the gum tissue, increasing the risk of tooth decay, gingivitis, and gum disease. In addition, the procedure also helps freshen your breath and brighten your teeth as well. In a single visit, we can help you maintain a healthy smile and protect your teeth from the sonnet of common, but serious, oral health problems.
Question: Will you examine my smile as well?
Answer: Yes, during each visit we will also examine your smile for signs of cavities, gum disease, inflammation, TMJ disorder, bruxism, and even oral cancer. Not only do these routine visits help strengthen your smile, but they also allow us to find problems in the earliest stages, addressing them before they impact the stability and health of your smile. If you have any questions, or if you or your family need a cleaning, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Dental Cleanings?
We can offer preventive care to help you enjoy a natural looking and healthy smile. To learn more, schedule an appointment, call Gentle Smiles in Dallas, TX, today at 972-329-7645 (972-329-SMILE).