Regular Dental Cleanings
If you want to maintain a brilliant glowing smile, it is important to schedule your regular dental cleanings every six months. Scheduling regular cleanings is a great way to prevent further damage to both your wallet and your teeth; cleanings can be used as a form of detection to prevent the need for major oral surgery in the future. Regular dental cleanings can also provide you with the overall benefit of improved dental health, and a picture-worthy smile not only for today, but for all those photo opportunities in the future.
Why are regular dental cleanings so important?
Regular dental cleanings are necessary in order to remove the plaque and tarter that build up due to diet and beverage choices that you make everyday. When you choose not to schedule regular cleanings, you allow plaque and tartar to build up. This provides a perfect breeding ground for harmful bacteria to grow and multiply, which can cause extensive damage to your gums and teeth. Perhaps one of the most important things that can come from a regular dental cleaning is the prevention of oral cancer and the loss of your natural teeth. While most people don’t realize it, it has also been proven that the mouth is a great place for a variety of different bacteria to grow and thrive, and these bacteria can cause more than just oral health issues. Some have been known to cause such severe health problems such as heart disease and stroke.
What’s involved in a regular dental cleaning?
The first step in a regular dental cleaning a thorough examination by your dentist to check for any serious dental health issues. The next step involves the dentist using a wide variety of specialized tools to remove any plaque and tartar particles that have accumulated along the gum line. These specialized tools include, but are not limited to:
- A polisher
- hand tools (scalers)
- ultrasonic tools
- fluoride gel
Digital dental x-rays are another tool that may be used by your dentist to reveal any bone damage or other oral health issues missed in the initial exam. Your dentist will discuss their findings with you, and answer any questions you may have at that time.
In most instances you can have a complete exam and cleaning and be on your way with a fresh-feeling smile in about an hour. While not true for everyone, most patients will not experience any pain during their exam. Many patients even report that they enjoy their time with our dentists and their staff. The staff here at Advanced Dental Care Austin has been trained and is very experienced in providing our patients with excellent customer service and comfortable, effective regular dental cleanings.
What are the benefits of getting regular dental cleanings?
In addition to the prevention of bad breath (halitosis), there are several additional benefits to having regular dental cleanings. The dentist also uses these appointments to check for signs of oral cancer, cracked or damaged teeth, and also tooth decay. These regular, bi-annual visits can not only provide you with a healthy smile, they can also allow you to keep your natural teeth longer. In some cases, regular cleanings will also allow you to avoid other serious and sometimes fatal health issues that you may not associate with oral and dental health.
If you need to schedule a regular dental cleaning, call our office today at 512-331-1477 or use the contact link at the top of this page. We look forward to helping you keep your smile as healthy and brilliant as possible.