Stop Dental Issues Before They Begin
As dentists often advise, the most effective approach to handling severe dental problems is to prevent them before they start. At Misch Implant Dentistry, our team of doctors and hygienists focuses on routine dental cleanings and examinations to remove bacterial accumulation. We collaborate with you to develop a personalized preventive care plan tailored to your oral health needs, ensuring your smile remains healthy for the long term
The Advantages of Teeth Cleaning
Maintaining a healthy smile requires good oral hygiene practices at home, like brushing twice a day and flossing regularly. However, even with diligent care, plaque and tartar can still accumulate, leading to cavities, infections, gum disease, and potentially tooth loss.
Professional teeth cleanings, recommended every six months, are crucial for removing this bacterial buildup. Our trained doctors and hygienists possess the expertise and specialized equipment needed to clean areas that are difficult to reach at home.
These routine cleanings are also an ideal time for your dentist to assess your oral health, looking out for early signs of issues such as oral cancer, gum disease, cavities, and more.
Here are some key benefits of regular teeth cleanings:
- They remove plaque and tartar buildup.
- They help reduce stains on teeth.
- They provide an opportunity for your dentist to detect common dental problems.
- They ensure the ongoing health of your teeth and gums.
What to Expect During Your Routine Teeth Cleaning
Gum Health Inspection
Maintaining healthy gums is as crucial as having healthy teeth for your overall oral health. Tartar accumulation can lead to gum disease and the recession of gums, which may expose tooth roots and potentially lead to tooth loss. Therefore, our specialists meticulously assess the health of your gums prior to cleaning your teeth. Should we detect any indications of gum recession or disease, we will suggest appropriate treatments to halt the progression of your condition.
Plaque and Tartar Removal
After examining your gums, your hygienist will start the teeth cleaning process. We employ specialized dental instruments to meticulously remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. This procedure not only cleans your teeth but also helps diminish tooth stains, enhancing the overall look of your smile. Upon completion of the cleaning, the hygienist will polish your teeth, leaving them sparkling and helping to slow down future bacterial accumulation.
After your teeth cleaning is complete, your doctor will conduct a thorough examination of your freshly cleaned teeth. This includes a physical inspection as well as a review of your dental records and x-rays, enabling the doctor to identify any potential issues or concerning trends. Based on this examination, your dentist may suggest additional treatments or offer advice on how to decelerate or reverse tooth decay, inflammation, or gum recession. We are always ready to address any questions you might have or discuss any discomfort, sensitivity, or dental pain you’ve been experiencing.
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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our general recommendation is to schedule a dental cleaning and checkup every six months. However, based on your specific requirements, the dentist may advise more frequent visits. In certain cases, appointments may be scheduled further in advance due to insurance or cost considerations.
Take immediate action! If you experience any oral pain or discomfort, do not hesitate to contact us without delay. While cleanings serve as a valuable preventive measure, it is important to note that discussions about oral issues are not limited to these appointments alone. Even if your concern appears minor, inform us promptly so we can address it while it is still manageable.
Indeed, checkups encompass the comprehensive examination of your entire mouth, including gums, tongue, bones, and other oral structures. Even if you wear dentures, it is important for us to see you to assess the condition and proper fit of your dentures, as well as to evaluate the overall health of your mouth.
Most dental cleanings last between 30 minutes to an hour on average, and are performed in a lying position in a comfortable dental chair.
Opt for toothpaste that contains fluoride and is specifically designed to control tartar. While you may excel at brushing your teeth, it is crucial to incorporate dental floss into your oral hygiene routine as the sole means of removing plaque from the spaces between your teeth and preventing tartar buildup in these challenging-to-reach areas. Make it a habit to rinse your mouth on a daily basis. Utilize an antiseptic mouthwash regularly to effectively eliminate bacteria responsible for plaque formation.
Following a routine dental cleaning, it is generally acceptable to consume food. However, it is advisable to steer clear of acidic or abrasive food and drinks. In the event that you received a fluoride treatment during your cleaning, it is recommended to wait for a minimum of 30 minutes before eating anything.
Continuing to brush and floss your teeth after they have been cleaned is the best way to maintain the work your dentist has done.