Scheduling and attending regular cleaning  and check up sessions is important to your dental,oral and general health for two reasons:  1) Your dentist or dental hygienist has been professionally trained to clean and take care of your teeth in a way that you cannot do on your own at home. 2) These exams give your dentist a chance to examine and evaluate your general dental/oral health in a proactive way that will help prevent any serious problems which can affect not only your mouth but your general health.

During the regular cleanings, you can expect your dentist or hygienist to perform the following tasks:

  • Scaling
  • Polishing

Throughout these steps and procedures, the plaque and tartar that have gathered on and around your teeth will be removed. The usually unaccessible or more difficult to reach areas can be cleaned with special instruments. Your gum health will improve once  the debries are removed. Your teeth will also be polished. should there be hard build up below the gum line or if there is bone loss which causes pocketing around the teeth, further treatment over additional sessions may be recommended.

The dentist and hygienist have a chance  to evaluate the condition of your gums and teeth,older fillings, root canals, bridges, implants and other restorations that have been performed in the past as well as look for any abnormalities in the soft tissue, cheeks and tongue.

Attending regular cleaning and check up sessions is elemental in securing a healthy mouth.Contact us today to  Schedule an appointment for a cleaning and check up.