When you see us for a checkup, we will examine your smile and then offer a dental cleaning. The procedure helps remove harmful buildup and protects the smile from serious oral health concerns. In today’s blog, your Garland, TX, dentist talks about how our dental cleanings offer a brighter and healthier smile.
The Dental Cleaning Process
How do we clean your teeth? Well, we begin by using an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual tool to gently remove all layers of plaque and tartar buildup from the surfaces of the smile. Next, we gently polish the teeth for a brighter appearance and a smoother finish. The process only takes a short amount of time, but can provide a wide array of benefits for the health and beauty of your smile! You should have one every six months, and this is beneficial for kids two and older, teens, and adults.
Benefits for Your Smile
Over time, plaque can form on our smile, caused by bacteria breaking down the particles left behind on our smile by the foods and drinks we consume. The buildup then hardens into tartar with time. This could lead to bad breath and stained teeth, and could also weaken enamel to increase the risk of tooth decay. This plaque and tartar could also inflame and irritate the gum tissues, increasing the risk of gingivitis and even gum disease. Essentially, removing this with a cleaning is an excellent way to keep teeth bright and healthy, and avoid major complications, up to and including tooth loss.
Preventing Major Buildup
In addition to a dental cleaning to remove the buildup, you could also take steps to limit how much can form in between these six months office visits. You should take time to brush your teeth in the morning and again at night for about two minutes each session. Be sure your toothpaste contains fluoride, as this helps strengthen the outer enamel. People of all ages need to floss each evening as well. Flossing removes what is beyond the reach of a toothbrush. Try to cut back on sugary foods and drinks too. These actions are simple, and help protect your smile and limit the presence of plaque and tartar before your next cleaning visit.
If you have any questions about our treatment options, or if you would like to schedule a visit, then contact our team today.
Do You Need a Preventive Visit?
Our team is ready to remove harmful buildup from your smile. To learn more about our approach to preventive dental care, then please schedule a consultation today by contacting Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX at (972)-530-0552. You can also find our practice at 6850 N Shiloh Rd, Suite C Garland, TX 75044.