It is generally recommended that a patient comes in for a teeth cleaning twice a year, or once every six months. This procedure ensures our team can keep an accurate and updated record of how their patients at-home oral care practices are proceeding. While we clean your teeth, we will discuss with you which cleaning techniques are working and what may need more attention.
It’s important to note that there isn’t any excessive discomfort or pain associated with teeth cleaning unless at-home oral care has been neglected.
Importance of Teeth Cleaning
Routine teeth cleanings are essential as both a diagnostic and preventative step to exceptional oral health. While our team is cleaning your teeth, they can take note of issues that may lead to problems further down the road. Removal of plaque and tartar, teeth polishing, stain removal, fluoride application, and other practices serve as an additional form of protection against serious potential problems like gum disease.
What to Expect
Teeth cleanings are a part of most routine dental visits and usually begin with a physical exam that helps us assess the current state of your oral health and hygiene. Our team may use a mirror or other tools to check your gums and teeth for any signs of gingivitis, indicated by inflamed gums, or any other concerns. During the entirety of the visit, we will talk with you about what is being done, why, and the status of your teeth and gums.