We all know that good oral hygiene keeps your teeth looking clean and shiny, but did you know that it’s also essential to your overall health? It’s true, poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease, and premature births.
That’s why we recommend that teeth be cleaned professionally at least twice a year or possibly more frequently depending on the condition of your teeth and gums. Teeth cleaning is the removal of dental plaque and tartar in order to prevent cavities, gingivitis and gum disease. The average dental cleaning is a routine procedure that is rarely painful and takes 45 minutes to an hour. However, sometimes it is necessary to perform a “deep cleaning” in patients who present with existing periodontal disease. These cleanings are performed by our trained hygienist over a number of appointments to help eliminate the disease and restore periodontal health. Every step is made to keep the patient comfortable and informed during the process.
During your dental cleaning many other things are checked an monitored as well including: health history review, updating digital x-rays, oral cancer screenings, TMJ evaluation, examination of tooth decay, evaluation of gum disease, and checking stability of existing restorations