Today is the big day, when kids and adults throughout the nation will suddenly find themselves with a lot more candy in the house. While having a piece of candy here or there is okay, too much of a good thing can soon lead to decay and other serious concerns. Fortunately, you can protect your smile with a post-Halloween cleaning!
Frequently Asked Questions About Cleanings
Question: How often should you have one?
Answer: We agree with the American Dental Association: People need to have their teeth cleaned every six months. Doing so can prevent plaque buildup from weakening tooth enamel and irritating gum tissue, increasing the risk of tooth decay, gingivitis, and gum disease. In one visit, you can help safeguard your smile for months to come.
Question: Do kids need them too?
Answer: Yes! We urge parents to bring their children in for a routine cleaning. Kids also experience a high risk of tooth decay when plaque accumulates. Even if you and your children brush twice a day and floss as recommended, having your teeth cleaned is still very necessary. A cleaning can help them enjoy a healthier smile!
Question: What happens during the procedure?
Answer: During the procedure, we use either a manual tool or an ultrasonic scaler to remove plaque from the teeth. We then thoroughly polish the tooth, leaving a smooth finish. In a single visit, we can help you enjoy a healthier smile.
Question: What benefits do they offer?
Answer: First, they can reduce the risk of decay, gingivitis, and gum disease. In addition, patients can enjoy fresher breath (plaque buildup can lead to halitosis) as well as a brighter smile. If you have any questions or concerns about protecting your smile, or if you would like to schedule a dental cleaning, then please contact our office today.
READY TO HAVE YOUR TEETH CLEANED?
At Vi Mai-Truong, DDS, we can provide preventive dental care for patients of all ages, protecting smiles form common oral health concerns. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in both Spanish and Vietnamese. To schedule an appointment, call our Garland, TX office today at (972) 530-0552.