Daily brushing and flossing are very good habits to practice if you want to maintain healthy teeth, but they are not all that you need. Regular teeth cleanings are another very important part of preventing oral health problems. A professional cleaning from OneBrilliant Dental is the only way to remove the traces of plaque and tartar that is left behind after brushing and flossing.
It’s recommended that you visit the dentist twice a year (every six months) for a teeth cleaning and dental exam. Doing so helps us monitor the status of your oral health and catch and prevent common tooth problems, such as tooth decay (cavities) and gum disease. Oral health problems are easier and less expensive to treat when they are caught early, and also less likely to cause pain in the future.
A dental cleaning is usually preceded by a thorough exam which usually consists of dental x-rays and an examination of the condition of the teeth and gums. Hard buildup on the tooth surface will first be removed, then the teeth will be brushed with a special toothpaste that is grittier in texture than the one you use at home. A cleaning usually ends with professional flossing and a rinse.
If it has been a while since your last teeth cleaning, be sure to schedule an appointment at OneBrilliant Dental today.