Maintaining optimal oral health requires the elimination of plaque, which houses the bacteria responsible for tooth decay and gum diseases.
To ensure this, we highly recommend our patients to visit our office biannually for professional dental cleanings. During these sessions, our skilled hygienist will meticulously remove any accumulated plaque, tartar, and residual food particles from the crevices between your teeth and gums. These routine dental cleanings offer an array of advantages, including:
1. Enhancing the Freshness and Cleanliness of Your Smile: By eliminating plaque buildup, professional cleanings leave your smile feeling rejuvenated and noticeably cleaner.
2. Preventing Cavities and Safeguarding Periodontal Health: The removal of plaque through dental cleanings helps in preventing the development of cavities and protects the overall health of your gums.
3. Reversing Gingivitis and Restoring Gum Health: Regular cleanings aid in mitigating the early stages of gingivitis, allowing for the restoration of gum health and the prevention of gum diseases.
4. Supporting Your General Health and Well-being: Good oral health is linked to your overall well-being. By eliminating harmful bacteria and reducing inflammation in the mouth, routine dental cleanings contribute to maintaining good systemic health.
By prioritizing these professional cleanings, you are taking proactive steps towards preserving a healthy and beautiful smile, promoting oral and general health, and ensuring your overall well-being.
Dental cleanings can be carried out using manual instruments or an ultrasonic scaler. Manual instruments are specifically designed to remove harmful deposits from the surface of teeth by scraping them off.
On the other hand, an ultrasonic scaler utilizes a continuous flow of water combined with different vibration frequencies to effectively cleanse the teeth. To achieve optimal results, our dental hygienist may employ a combination of both methods. These routine dental cleanings primarily focus on the outer areas surrounding the tooth’s neck and remain at or just slightly below the gum line. As a result, they are generally painless and straightforward procedures. In cases where patients have sensitive teeth or other dental issues that may cause discomfort during the cleaning process, our dental team may utilize topical numbing gels or administer local anesthesia.
Keep in mind that regular dental cleanings are crucial for preventive care. At EverSmile Dental, our priority is assisting patients in building a solid basis for maintaining excellent oral health throughout their lives.