If you have a dental cleaning appointment coming up, here are some things you can expect when you come into our office:
A deep cleaning
A deep teeth cleaning is a great technique that cleans the hard-to-reach areas of your smile as well as helps you reduce your chances of gum disease. Now, you want to do everything you can to prevent gum disease, and this cleaning is a step toward the right direction. Gum disease is a dangerous condition that forms when the plaque and tartar that reside on your smile remain there. After time passes, the particles will attack your teeth and gums, eventually destroying the underlying bone. As the plaque and tartar deteriorate your smile, your teeth will become loose and they will end up falling out of your mouth. So it’s very important that you get a dental cleaning every six months so the plaque and tartar on your smile will be removed.
A fluoride treatment
The fluoride treatment will come in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish. Depending on the type of treatment provided, we will place the fluoride into your mouth and will ask you to wait for a few minutes. As you wait, the fluoride minerals will soak into your smile and will nourish and strengthen your teeth. When the time is up, you will rinse your mouth with cool, refreshing water.
A dental exam
Once your smile is clean, your dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth to make sure everything is healthy and strong. First, he will visually inspect your smile and will likely use small tools to search the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. Then, we will take X-rays of your entire oral cavity. These pictures will show your teeth, roots, and bones. Your dentist will examine this picture and will identify any dental problems you have.
Dental cleanings are extremely important and vital if you wish to have the best oral health possible. It is strongly recommended that you attend a cleaning appointment every six months so your smile can have the best chance at surviving as well as fighting tooth decay and gum disease. If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about dental cleanings and exams, please call our office today! We are happy to help you in every way we can.