Take Control of Your Dental Health with Routine Dental Cleanings
As you get busier, you may push taking care of your teeth and gums to the bottom of your list. When an upcoming dental appointment is around the corner, you may make up a list of excuses just to skip the date with your dentist. Attending regular dental check-ups at Covington Family Dentistry in Covington, Georgia, is more important than you think — not just for your dental health but your overall health. Among many things we do during dental check-ups, one crucial task is professionally cleaning your teeth for a minty-fresh breath and gum disease-free smile.
What to expect during a dental cleaning
We usually recommend that our patients have their teeth cleaned at least twice a year. While you diligently clean your teeth at home, your toothbrush or dental floss can’t reach all the areas of your mouth. For this reason, we recommend teeth cleaning to access “tight” spots in your mouth and eliminate plaque and tartar built-in under your gum line.
During a cleaning, the dentist or dental hygienist removes plaque and tartar from your tooth’s surface and beneath the gum line using a scaler. We may also use an ultrasonic vibrating device to break the stubborn tartar. After plaque and tartar removal, we floss your teeth and use a minty-smelling paste to polish your teeth. Polishing prevents plaque from accumulating before the next cleaning. It also leaves your smile shinier by removing surface stains.
If you are still unhappy with the shade of your teeth, this would be the perfect time to talk to your dentist about professional teeth whitening.
Benefits of Teeth Cleaning
Planning to miss an upcoming dental cleaning? Don’t even think about it. Professional teeth cleaning aids your oral health in many ways, including:
- Eliminates plaque and tartar that encourage gum disease
- Eliminates bad breath
- Protects your teeth against decay
- Brightens your smile by removing stubborn surface stains
- It’s preceded by a dental exam which detects oral conditions before they advance
Overdue for teeth cleaning in Covington, GA? It’s never too late to kick start your good oral habits. Please dial (770) 787-2230 to book an appointment with Covington Family Dentistry for personalized dental care services.