Professional cleanings at It’s Dental Time in Burlington are an important part of maintaining oral health in the short and long term as removing plaque, tartar, and debris from the surface of the teeth goes a long way toward helping patients preserve the health of their teeth and gums.
How are professional cleanings performed?
The process begins with a thorough examination of a patient’s mouth, including their teeth, gums, jawbone structure, and any other relevant areas. During this exam, we will check for signs of oral diseases such as gingivitis or periodontal disease.
Afterward, we’ll use special instruments to clean the surfaces of your teeth and any other areas that need attention. If we have concerns about an existing or developing oral issue, we may recommend that digital x-rays be taken for an accurate diagnosis.
How can regular cleanings benefit my oral health?
Regular professional cleanings help protect your smile by removing built-up plaque and tartar that can easily lead to cavities, inflammation of the gums, and even tooth loss. Additionally, this service helps our team provide patients with education on the importance of diligent oral hygiene habits – which include brushing twice daily for two minutes and flossing once per day – and adhering to a nutritious, low-sugar diet.
How often should I have my teeth cleaned?
Regardless of your oral health condition, children and adults alike should undergo dental cleanings at least twice each year. If you have an increased risk or history of dental problems, such as gum disease, significant decay, or poor oral hygiene habits, we may recommend that you visit us more frequently to ensure your smile is protected and prioritized.
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