How Important Are Professional Teeth Cleaning Sessions?

Posted by Ed Bishay on May 19 2022, 08:26 AM

Professional teeth cleaning session with a dental hygienist will remove any plaque, tartar, and food debris from your teeth. This cleaning session will polish your teeth, leaving you with a bright, white smile.

Professional teeth cleaning sessions also help to promote oral hygiene. However, it’s also essential to ensure that patients are doing their part at home in between cleanings.

What are the benefits of professional teeth cleaning?

Professional teeth cleaning is vital for patients of all ages. It is especially crucial for patients with braces, as braces make it more difficult to clean teeth properly. While the teeth are being properly cleaned, the dentist can check for signs of tooth decay and gum disease and assess the need for denture adjustment.

What happens if you don’t clean your teeth?

If you don’t take good care of your teeth, plaque and tartar buildup can cause decay and damage. Over time, this can lead to tooth loss.

The health of your gums and teeth also affects your overall health. Unhealthy gums are a sign of potential health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, breast cancer and oral cancers.

Professional Teeth Cleaning: What does it involve?

Professional teeth cleaning begins with a thorough dental exam that may include x-rays, which help your dentist detect any potential problems early. Once your dentist has examined your entire mouth, your teeth will be cleaned.

Your dental hygienist will use specialized tools to clean your teeth. These tools can reach into areas between teeth that a toothbrush can’t and can even remove plaque buildup on and just below the gum line.

After your teeth have been cleaned, your hygienist will floss your teeth. This will remove plaque near the gum line and help remove debris from your teeth.

How often should I clean my teeth?

You should be brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day. That’s the bare minimum! Patients who follow good oral hygiene routines typically visit our dentist for teeth cleanings twice a year.

If your teeth have dental problems like cavities or gum disease, we suggest more frequent visits.

To learn more about maintaining good oral health, call (281) 340-1333 or visit Grace Dental at 5022 US-90 ALT suite c, Sugar Land, TX 77498.

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