Teeth cleanings generally start with a brief dental exam. During this exam, a Genesis Dental team member inspects your gums and teeth, checking for any signs of trouble. If there’s anything that requires further evaluation, your dentist may recommend X-rays to get a better look.
The actual cleaning portion is after the dental exam. Your dentist or hygienist uses a host of special dental instruments to thoroughly clean your teeth, removing harmful plaque that builds up around your gumline.
Once your provider has scraped away the plaque, your dentist or hygienist uses a unique, high-powered brush and polishing toothpaste to clean your teeth thoroughly. After the brushing, you receive professional flossing. Lastly, you may be given a fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth between office visits.
As a general rule, patients are advised to come in twice annually for professional teeth cleanings. However, your cleaning frequency should depend on your general dental health. For example, if you have a history of periodontal disease or some other oral health issue, you may want to have your teeth cleaned more often. The American Dental Association recommends talking with your dentist about your individual teeth cleaning needs.
It’s crucial to develop an ongoing preventive care plan that works for you and addresses your unique needs. Let the expert team at Genesis Dental help you meet your dental health needs by following a plan that’s designed just for you.
It’s important to know that your oral health directly impacts your overall health. Dental problems, such as periodontal disease and tooth decay, are known to increase your risk of serious health conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, and hypertension.
That’s why it’s so important not to skip out on your professional teeth cleanings, no matter how well you think you brush and floss on your own.
Teeth cleanings are an integral part of your oral health care. If it’s time to schedule your next teeth cleaning, simply call the office today.
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