When Is a Cleaning More Than a Cleaning?

When Is a Cleaning More Than a Cleaning?

Posted by Covington Dentistry on Nov 7 2016, 12:22 PM

We love to eat our favorite mouth-watering dish and enjoy it along with family and friends. Still, we hide the fact that our favorite food may affect our dental health and general well-being. Sugar-filled sodas, sweetened fruit drinks, and non-nutritious snacks increases the risk for tooth decay. Hence, it is essential to take care of our teeth and gums with a professional dental cleaning.

Teeth Cleaning: Things to Consider

A dentist carries out a physical exam of your mouth to determine the health of your teeth and gums. They check for the indications of cavities, oral cancers, and gum diseases. They remove tartar around the gum line and between your teeth. 

Professional cleaning includes the usage of gritty toothpaste to get a deep clean and remove the debris that has been left behind. This is followed by an expert flossing session that targets potential trouble areas between the teeth and gums. Then, your mouth is rinsed with liquid fluoride. Finally, fluoride varnish is coated onto the teeth to fight against cavities.

What to Expect During Dental Cleaning

Professional teeth cleaning is recommended twice a year. Due to dental phobia, many people skip routine dental cleaning which could cause severe dental issues in the future. The patient may feel minimal discomfort and pain during the procedure if they have tooth sensitivity, jaw pain due to TMD, and long intervals of time between the cleanings. The patient should address the discomfort to the dentist so that they take a break or opt for a different method.

Importance of Regular Dental Cleaning

Regular dental cleanings are a vital part of good oral hygiene practices. It could keep your teeth and gums healthy, and also diagnose or treat dental issues at the right time. Brushing and flossing at home in line with regular professional dental cleaning removes bacteria that cause tooth decay. 

Here are a few reasons why professional cleaning is so important.

  • Prevention of cavities
  • Tooth loss prevention
  • Fresh breath
  • Savings of money 
  • Boosting of confidence
  • Brightening of your smile
  • General health improvement
  • Oral cancer detection
  • Broken filling detection

During a professional dental cleaning, a dental hygienist removes stains and plaque that are left behind and presents you with a bright white smile. Practice good oral habits for strong teeth and a fabulous smile.

If you are due for regular dental cleaning, contact us at Covington Signature Dentistry, 27121 174th Place SE, Suite 202, Covington, WA 98042. Call us at (253) 638-9955 for appointments.

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