Many people make New Year's Day resolutions to get in shape and stay healthier. Often, these resolutions include eating healthier and exercising more. Unfortunately, these resolutions often focus on the body but neglect the health of the teeth.
Good oral hygiene prevents cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. It's recommended to brush your teeth twice daily for two minutes, each time with a toothbrush that has soft bristles. Brushing your teeth after meals and snacks will help remove food particles in between teeth and along the gum line. Flossing once a day also removes plaque and food debris from between teeth that your toothbrush can't reach. Mouthwash can also help kill germs that cause bad breath and leave your mouth feeling refreshed and clean. Dental cleanings every six months are also very important in preventing and eliminating decay.
It's not that you necessarily need teeth cleaning; it's that your dentist wants to ensure you maintain your oral health. Regular checkups and cleanings can help prevent cavities and gum disease. Not only that, but regular cleanings also let your dentist know right away if you're having any issues or concerns with your teeth. This way, they can help get to the source of the problem before it gets worse.
A dentist cleans your teeth, looking for tooth decay and gum disease. Professional cleaning also removes plaque from harder-to-reach areas of your mouth. You should get your teeth cleaned at least twice a year to ensure healthy teeth and gums.
Ideally, you should get your teeth cleaned every six months. This helps prevent cavities and other issues with your oral health. Your dentist may recommend more frequent appointments depending on your dental health needs.
During a teeth cleaning appointment, your dentist examines your teeth and gums for signs of decay or disease. The professional will also clean your teeth to remove any buildup of plaque. At the end of every cleaning appointment, the dentist can give you tips on how to improve your oral health between visits. This can include suggesting specific products to use at home to clean your teeth more effectively.
If you have been diagnosed with gum disease or periodontal disease, you may have more frequent dental visits. During your appointments, a dentist will clean under your gum line to remove the harmful bacteria that cause periodontitis. These deep cleanings are usually done in quadrants of your mouth at a time. Afterward, you will likely have to schedule regular follow-up appointments to ensure the bacteria is removed.
Schedule your appointment today by calling (623) 934-7606 and reach out to our dental practice at 8256 W. Cactus Road, Suite #136, Peoria, AZ 85381. You can also request an appointment online by filling out our online contact form, and one of our staff will get back to you shortly to confirm a time. We look forward to seeing you soon!