One of the best ways to make a great first impression is to show off your beautiful smile. And as the old saying goes, you only have one chance to make a first impression. A professional teeth cleaning is a great way to start!
Cleaning your teeth well at home is an important part of a successful oral hygiene routine. Combining regular brushing and flossing along with routine visits to the dentist every 6 months will keep your smile healthy. The American Dental Association recommends regular cleanings every 6 months to help prevent tartar build up, cavities, and gum disease.
Whats is a teeth cleaning?
Tartar and plaque builds up on teeth over time. If plaque and tartar are allowed to accumulate on teeth for an extended period of time, it can allow for dangerous bacteria to grow next to the gums. This can cause future oral health problems. A teeth cleaning removes this harmful build up and leaves the tooth surface smooth and clean in order to stop bacteria from developing.
What can I expect?
During a teeth cleaning the dentist or dental hygienist will use an ultrasonic instrument that uses vibrations to gently loosen and remove plaque, stains, and tartar from your teeth and gums. Water is used throughout the procedure to wash away any debris. Afterwards, to make sure teeth are perfectly clean, the dentist will use a set of finer hand tools to remove any remaining deposits on the teeth. Finally, the dentist will polish your teeth with a special kind of toothpaste that polishes and cleans your teeth. Then the dentist may floss your teeth to make sure their surface feel perfectly smooth and clean.
My teeth are sparkling thanks to Casey’s good work! I was extra comfortable with the mini-fan cooling me off as I watched TV on the ceiling. What a “cool” place. :) Thanks, y’all, for keeping my smile shining and for being so accommodating.
– Jeanne Solis