When was the last time you got your teeth cleaned by a dentist or dental hygienist?
A good rule of thumb is to get your teeth cleaned at least twice each year, and the reasons for this are important to your overall oral health.
If you have already developed dental problems or have other oral issues then your dentist may recommend having your teeth cleaned more often.
What is teeth cleaning and why is it important?
The technical term for dental teeth cleaning is prophylaxis treatment, a name that implies the service has a preventative purpose (e.g., to prevent cavities and gum disease).
The teeth cleaning process removes calculus and plaque from the outer surface of your teeth preventing them from causing a variety of dental problems beginning with tooth decay and progressing to serious cavities and diseased gums.
Typically a dental hygienist will perform the teeth cleaning procedure. For patients with more serious problems such as periodontal disease or gums that are swollen a more intensive teeth cleaning process may be necessary to clean below the gum line.
Advantages of Getting Your Teeth Cleaned by a Dental Hygienist
By maintaining regular dental check-ups and teeth cleaning you will greatly reduce your overall chances of developing serious dental issues. When your teeth are being cleaned, the oral hygienist will be able to see if you may need dental x-rays to further diagnose any developing dental problems.
Typically you will only want to get dental x-rays about every two years, though your dentist will be able to determine if a particular developing dental issue may warrant further investigation to make sure it does not progress.
A Tiny Amount of Prevention creates a Beautiful Smile
Regular dental appointments and teeth cleaning are essential to preserve excellent oral hygiene and make sure your beautiful smile stays lovely as you age.
At Dental Care Professionals, we care about our patients dental health and will go the extra mile to serve all of your dental needs.
Taking Care of Your Dental Hygiene – Dental Care Professionals
Contat us at Dental Care Professionals about any and all of your dental needs. You may also wish to schedule an appointment for a more in-depth conversation about your dental options including family and cosmetic dentistry.
Dental Care Professionals have clinics conveniently located in Adelaide and Brighton.