Teeth Cleanings & Their Importance
This guide will help you understand the importance of professional teeth cleanings and what to expect when having them performed by our dentist.
What You Can Expect From Your Initial Exam
Once you have come to our dental office, our dentist will proceed with a complete dental comprehensive examination to determine the current state of your teeth and gums. Also, they will review your dental records if any, to monitor your progress and advise you of any change that may need to be made to maintain your oral health.
Kinds of Professional Teeth Cleanings
There are different types of teeth cleanings. When you visit our dental office, our dentist will perform a regular cleaning to eliminate the tartar and plaque buildup. However, you might need an additional or alternate cleaning depending on your current oral health. After your examination, our dentist will determine which method is better for you.
Following are the different types of teeth cleanings we offer:
A regular cleaning consists of our dentist eliminating stains, tartar, and plaque from your teeth. For patients with gum health issues, our dentist may recommend frequent visits for teeth cleaning.
Our dentist will suggest deep cleanings if you have symptoms such as buildup of tartar, plaque under the gums, bleeding gums, sensitive gums, deep gum pockets, and such. Our dentist uses tools that properly targets these dental issues.
Full Mouth Debridement
Our dentist will recommend this teeth cleaning procedure if a regular teeth cleaning will not work in your case. Full mouth debridement eliminates hard tartar and plaque from your teeth and gums.
Our dentist will recommend periodontal maintenance after you have undergone a treatment such as deep cleaning. Continuing maintenance on your oral health is essential, as recurrences of gum disease or plaque can occur. Additionally, periodontal maintenance removes tartar and plaque from below and above the gum line, deep cleans your teeth, and is followed up by teeth polishing.
Benefits of Professional Teeth Cleanings
As mentioned before, the teeth cleaning process is crucial for your overall oral health. Some benefits of our teeth cleanings are as follows:
Numerous studies have determined a link between overall health and oral health. Regular teeth cleanings performed by our dentist can result in better overall wellness.
Bad Breath Prevention
Professional cleanings, as we already know, help in maintaining your oral health. Good oral health means fresh breath and a beautiful smile.
Plaque is one of the several reasons for tooth decay. If plaque is not removed regularly, the build-up could result in cavities and deterioration of the enamel.
Tooth Loss Prevention
When gum disease spreads, due to plaque, it may damage the bone support in the jaw. This results in loose teeth and gradually results in tooth loss. This is one of the many reasons why regular teeth cleanings are beneficial for your oral health.
The stains on teeth are typically caused by smoking, wine, tea, coffee, etc. However, these stains can be prevented or reduced with the help of routine teeth cleanings.
Frequency of Teeth Cleaning
Depending on the current state of your oral health, our dentist will determine how frequently you should schedule an appointment for a professional teeth cleaning.
Visit our dentist office Brownstown Dental Care at 19249 Allen Rd Brownstown, Michigan 48183. Call us at 734-479-1200 to schedule a professional teeth cleaning. Our dentist and team are available to answer any questions you may have about the procedures mentioned above.