Teeth cleaning is an important part of keeping your teeth healthy. It involves the removal of dental plaque from teeth with the intention of preventing cavities (dental caries), gingivitis, and periodontal disease. People routinely clean their own teeth by brushing and flossing. Oral hygiene is necessary for eliminating bacteria in the mouth. Bacteria builds to form plaque that can harden and lead to long-term ailments such as gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease, and periodontal disease if it is not removed.
Jan, our dental hygienist, can remove hardened deposits (tartar) not removed by routine cleaning. A good dental care routine and regular check ups will keep your mouth healthy and prevent inflammation, infection, decay, and tooth loss.
As part of a dental exam, our hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth, removing any surface stains or deposits, called tartar or calculus. This requires the assistance of professional dental instruments. We will also check for signs of decay or gum disease. An X-ray may be performed to provide a more detailed summary of your oral health and to more closely identify any problems.
As a part of your dental exam, we check your blood pressure and include an oral cancer.
Call today for your exam and dental hygiene appointment. 269-792-9723