Teeth are an important feature of your face: they add to your beauty. Perfectly aligned and clean teeth make your smile more attractive. Often, plaque that builds up on your teeth negatively affects the health and attractiveness of your smile. Dental cleanings are the procedure to remove plaque and tartar - a hardened deposit of plaque - from the teeth in order to maintain oral hygiene. Dental cleanings can keep your mouth healthy and helps in preventing gingivitis, cavities, and other dental problems. Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly helps remove these deposits to a certain extent. However, dental cleanings help eliminate the harder deposits on your teeth, which are not removed through brushing. At Mor Smiles, we provide you a thorough, excellent dental cleaning treatment that will help to improve your oral hygiene.
The Importance of Dental Cleanings
Dental cleaning gives you a brighter smile by efficiently cleaning your teeth. This procedure can help prevent the deposition of tartar on your teeth. Thus, it leads to cleaner teeth, which can keep you away from cavities, gum problems, and gingivitis.
How Is Dental Cleaning Done?
To initiate dental cleaning, we first perform an oral exam to inspect the condition of your teeth for the build-up of tartar and other gum-related problems. Secondly, we use professional tools, like the scaler, to remove the scaling and tartar deposits from the tooth surface and along the gumline. During this process, it is normal to hear a scraping sound; it is a painless procedure required to remove the tartar from your teeth. The duration of the scaling process depends on the amount of tartar deposit on the teeth. After scaling, we will brush your teeth with a motorized brush and toothpaste to clean the residual enamel. Following this, our professional will perform expert flossing to ensure all deposits from between the teeth and the gumline are removed. Finally, our dentist will ask to rinse your mouth thoroughly, and the procedure will end. The entire procedure takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending upon the condition of your teeth. You will be lying down comfortably during this procedure, so do not worry about your comfort.
How Often Should You Get a Dental Cleaning Done?
We recommend that you get a dental cleaning procedure done at least twice a year. If you follow good brushing and flossing habits, getting a dental cleaning twice a year is often sufficient for most people, however if your dental hygiene regime is not up to the mark, you may require more sessions to avoid tartar build-up and gum problems. Also, people who smoke, eat junk food, drink alcohol, and indulge in sweets are often more likely to damage their teeth and may therefore need more dental cleaning sessions to stay ahead of their oral problems.
Who Should Get a Dental Cleaning Done?
This is a fairly simple, low-risk procedure and is recommended for people of all ages. The first dental cleaning is usually done for children between one and three years old.
Contact Mor Smiles for any further details about dental cleanings or other dental concerns. You can reach us at 223-258-5088.