GENERAL DENTISTRY

Dental Cleanings

Dental cleanings are one of the most standard practices to keep your dental health in line. 

 We recommend that you come in for a dental cleaning every six months (although be sure to come in sooner if you are in pain or think that there are any issues with your teeth). Dental cleanings begin with a thorough exam of each tooth. During this exam, we will look for abnormalities with your teeth and gums. When it comes to issues like oral cancer, it is key to catch and treat them early. 

After we have examined you for any abnormalities, we will evaluate your gum tissue and look for any other areas of potential concern. Periodontal disease can be hard to determine and very serious for your oral and holistic health. To be sure that we are catching everything, we may take X-rays to make sure that your teeth, gums, and bite are all still in order. We will then gently scrape off any buildups of plaque and tartar and brush your teeth with a gritty toothpaste. We will also floss between each tooth. In some cases, we may administer a fluoride treatment, which helps to prevent the formation of cavities in your teeth. 

Dental cleanings are crucial for your oral and total holistic health. They help us to evaluate your needs and to ensure that everything in your mouth is healthy, as well as monitor any changes in your mouth over time. Exams also help us to catch and treat any potentially dangerous conditions early before they become too serious. Even with brushing, flossing, and other good oral hygiene habits, plaque, tartar, and bacteria can build up in your mouth. A dental cleaning is a great way to cut down on these buildups before they lead to cavities and decay. This can help prevent future, serious health problems. There are strong links between your gum health and really serious problems such as cardiovascular disease, so it’s important to maintain a healthy mouth and to come to see us for dental cleanings regularly.