Ensuring a healthy smile starts with regular dental cleanings. Let's answer some common questions about this essential procedure.
Why are regular dental cleanings important?
Regular dental cleanings help in removing plaque and tartar build-up that regular brushing and flossing might miss. This prevents gum diseases, cavities, and ensures overall oral health. Moreover, cleanings provide an opportunity for dentists to check for signs of other issues, ensuring early detection and treatment.
What can I expect during a dental cleaning?
During a dental cleaning, our dental hygienist will first examine your mouth. Following this, they'll use specialized tools to remove plaque and tartar. After cleaning, your teeth will be polished, and you may receive a fluoride treatment to strengthen them. The process is thorough yet gentle, ensuring your comfort throughout.
How often should I get a dental cleaning?
For most individuals, we recommend dental cleanings every six months. However, based on your oral health, we might suggest more frequent visits. Regular cleanings, combined with dental check-ups, ensure optimal oral health.
Are dental cleanings painful?
No, dental cleanings are generally painless. You might feel some pressure or tickling sensation, but discomfort is minimal. If you have sensitive teeth or gums, let us know, and we'll take extra precautions to ensure your comfort.