Why Do Our Teeth Need Cleanings?

We always urge our Garland, TX, patients to schedule a visit with us for routine preventive care. Dental cleanings help protect our smiles from an array of serious oral health issues, such as tooth decay and gum disease. What makes cleanings so vital for our smile’s health and appearance?

The Benefits of a Cleaning

The procedure involves using an ultrasonic scaler to remove plaque and tartar, both bacterial byproducts, from the surface of your teeth. We then follow the procedure with a thorough polishing. Plaque buildup irritates the gum tissue, leading to inflammation. The buildup also weakens tooth enamel, leading to a greater risk of erosion. As a result, your cleaning helps prevent the onset of gingivitis, gum disease, and tooth decay. The polishing helps ensure a brighter appearance, while the procedure itself also freshens your breath and combats halitosis.

How Often Do You Need One?

We typically suggest one for adults and children two and older every six months. The visit also allows us to monitor the smile, addressing oral health issues in the earliest stages and preventing problems from developing. For patients with a high risk of gum disease, we may suggest one every three to four months. Consider scheduling one now, you can use your 2019 dental benefits and start your year off with a healthier and brighter smile!

Possible Signs of Trouble

What are indicators of gum inflammation and other common oral health issues? We suggest seeing us when you notice your gums feel sore, look red, or bleed easily when you brush and floss, which could indicate gingivitis or gum disease. Tooth sensitivity or toothaches could mean cavities or infection. Don’t let minor discomfort lead to serious oral health issues, let us know right away. If you have any questions about having your teeth cleaned, or about maintaining a healthy smile in 2019, then let us know right away.

DOES YOUR SMILE NEED CLEANING?

A clean smile means better oral health and brighter teeth. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX, today at 972-530-0552. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in both Spanish and Vietnamese.