What are Professional Dental Cleanings? How Often Do I Need Dental Cleanings?
Dental cleanings are one of the best preventative care measures you can use in protecting your teeth and gums. Even if you properly brush and floss your teeth daily, a professional dental cleaning provides a deep clean you just can’t get at home. That’s why dental cleanings are recommended every 6 months, or bi-annually, along with your dental exams. These cleanings are vital in preventative care since they can reduce the buildup of plaque, remove tartar, and help to protect you from gum disease and cavities.
While dental cleanings are nothing new, at River Oak Dental, modern dentistry is something we invest greatly in. We have state of the art, cutting edge equipment and chairs to keep you both comfortable and get our cleanings done efficiently. Our dental center is set up to make sure you can sit back and relax while we work to keep your mouth in tiptop shape!
What Should I Expect During a Dental Cleaning?
When you come to us for a preventative care visit, one of our kind and skilled dental hygienists will provide a dental deep cleaning. This will remove any plaque or tartar buildup on your teeth and along the gumline. During this time, they will also check for any cavities, loose crowns, or inflammation. Special tools are used to clean up the teeth, buff away any stains, and then polish them. Finally, the hygienists will floss and brush your teeth, leaving them squeaky clean!
Is a Dental Cleaning Painful?
As long as you are practicing regular dental care at home, such as brushing and flossing, a professional dental cleaning will not cause any pain. However, if you have been neglecting your oral hygiene, your gums can become inflamed. When the gums become inflamed they are more sensitive and this can make teeth cleaning a little uncomfortable. If this is the case, please don’t be worried or put off your bi-annual cleaning. The dentist can apply a topical anesthetic so the cleaning can be done without any pain or discomfort. These regular cleanings are important as they are one of the best ways to prevent decay, gingivitis, and periodontitis.
Once your cleaning has been completed, you will be given personalized oral hygiene instructions to maintain your best and healthiest smile. If you’re looking for a friendly, understanding, and compassionate dental center in Palm Bay, then give River Oak Dental a call!