Steps in a Professional Dental Cleaning
Your Initial Visit
On your first appointment, our dentist will perform a comprehensive examination to determine the current state of your teeth and gums. Our dentist will also review your dental records if any, as well as monitor your progress. He then will recommend which type of professional teeth cleaning is ideal for you.
Our Professional Teeth Cleanings
There are different types of teeth cleanings. When you visit our dental office, our dentist will perform a regular cleaning to eliminate the tartar and plaque buildup. However, you might need an additional or alternate cleaning depending on your current oral health. After your examination, our dentist will determine which method is ideal for you.
Following are the different types of teeth cleanings we offer:
A regular cleaning consists of our dentist eliminating stains, tartar, and plaque from your teeth. For patients with gum health issues, our dentist may recommend frequent visits for teeth cleaning.
Full Mouth Debridement
Our dentist will recommend this teeth cleaning procedure if a regular teeth cleaning will not work in your case. Full mouth debridement eliminates hard tartar and plaque from your teeth and gums.
Our dentist will recommend periodontal maintenance after you have undergone a treatment such as deep cleaning. Continuing maintenance on your oral health is essential, as recurrences of gum disease or plaque can occur. Additionally, periodontal maintenance removes tartar and plaque from below and above the gum line, deep cleans your teeth, and is followed up by teeth polishing.
Our dentist will suggest deep cleanings if you have symptoms such as buildup of tartar, plaque under the gums, bleeding gums, sensitive gums, deep gum pockets, and such. Our dentist uses tools that properly targets these dental issues.
Advantages of our Teeth Cleanings
As mentioned before, the teeth cleaning process is crucial for your overall oral health. Some benefits of our teeth cleanings are as follows:
Gum Disease Prevention
When gum disease spreads, due to plaque, it may damage the bone support in the jaw. This results in loose teeth and gradually results in tooth loss. This is one of the many reasons why regular teeth cleanings are beneficial for your oral health.
Professional cleanings, as we already know, help in maintaining your oral health. Good oral health means fresh breath and a beautiful smile.
A More Polished Smile
The stains on teeth are typically caused by smoking, wine, tea, coffee, etc. However, these stains can be prevented or reduced with the help of routine teeth cleanings.
Numerous studies have determined a link between overall health and oral health. Regular teeth cleanings performed by our dentist can result in better overall health.
Plaque is one of the several reasons for tooth decay. If plaque is not removed regularly, the build-up could result in cavities and deterioration of the enamel.
Depending on the current state of your oral health, our dentist will determine how frequently you should schedule an appointment for a professional teeth cleaning.
If you would like our dentist at Dental Care at Oyster Point in Newport News Virginia to perform a professional teeth cleaning, call us at 757-873-2777 or come to our office today. Our dentist and staff work hard to provide you with an outstanding and brilliant smile!