Dental Cleanings

Why Our Steele Creek Dental Cleanings Keep Cavities Away

By having your teeth cleaned once every six months, you can prevent plaque and tartar buildup from eroding your tooth enamel and causing cavities. These painless, routine procedures are highly effective at keeping patients free of gingivitis, tooth decay, and tooth loss.

What Happens During a Tooth Cleaning?

Dental cleanings are 100% painless, but many people still dread them. If you are anxious about an upcoming dental cleaning, knowing the steps in our tooth cleaning process can help you relax.

  1. Your dental hygienist will use a small mirror to check around your teeth and gums for any signs of inflammation or damage. If there are signs of either, he or she will ask your dentist if it’s safe to proceed with a cleaning.
  2. Your dental hygienist will carefully scrape away any plaque and tartar that has built up around your gum line or in-between your teeth.
  3. Your hygienist will brush and polish your teeth with a high-powered electric brush. They will use a gritty, professional-grade toothpaste to get rid of stains and discoloration.
  4. Your hygienist will professionally floss your teeth, reaching spots that are difficult for you to reach on your own.
  5. Your hygienist will rinse your mouth with liquid fluoride to flush away any debris from the cleaning process.
  6. That’s it! Once the cleaning is over, your Steele Creek dentist will examine your mouth for any issues or signs of oral cancer.

How Often Should I Schedule a Dental Cleaning?

It is typically suggested that you visit the dentist at least twice a year, once every six months. However, some people pay be more prone to developing cavities and plaque, and may therefore need to make more frequent visits. Pregnant woman and diabetics often fall into this category. If you’re unsure about how often you should schedule an exam, just ask your dentist, and he or she will be happy to help you.

To schedule a dental cleaning in Steele Creek, click here.