Maintaining excellent oral hygiene is essential for keeping your teeth and gums healthy and functional throughout your lifetime. Brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing between teeth clears away plaque and bacteria. Still, only a dental professional can thoroughly remove cavity-causing substances from your teeth.
The Importance of Dental Cleanings
At Parks Family Dental, we take preventive dental care very seriously. We want you and your loved ones to experience the joy of strong and glowing smiles, so we highly encourage our patients to get regular dental cleanings every six months.
Some patients may require more frequent teeth cleanings, especially if they have gingivitis or gum disease. Dental cleanings allow our team to remove plaque, tartar, and other particles from the mouth so your teeth and gums remain free of decay and disease.
What to Expect at a Dental Cleaning
Before we clean your teeth, we take digital dental x-rays to make sure there are no underlying issues we can’t see during a visual oral exam. We also screen for oral cancers and review your hygiene routine and any concerns you may have.
The dental hygienist then uses special, painless instruments to clean the surfaces of your teeth, between your teeth, and all other nooks and crannies your toothbrush and floss can’t reach. The hygienist may also perform a periodontal chart so they can assess your gum health and clean below the gumline if needed.
Finally, we polish your pearly whites, and you can leave our dental office with a tidy and spotless grin.
If you need a teeth cleaning, give us a call today!