Most people assume their daily dental care routine is plenty to keep them healthy. However, getting regular dental cleanings from a dentist is very important for your oral health. At the Aesthetic Associates Centre, we provide routine cleanings for our patients. If you are overdue for a cleaning, do not hesitate to contact our office to schedule your next cleaning.
Risks of Avoiding Regular Cleanings
Have you ever had to go to the dentist for tooth or gum pain? Imagine you could avoid having repeats of issues that are commonly prevented by getting your teeth regularly cleaned by your dentist. Instead of costly and uncomfortable dental problems, you visit your dentist once or twice a year for your routine checkup/cleaning.
Suppose you would instead prevent potential issues as opposed to undergoing restorative care. In that case, we encourage you to reach out right away to schedule your next cleaning at the Aesthetics Associates Centre. Once you get one cleaning done, please keep coming back to stay as healthy as possible with the help of our Buffalo dentist.
Steps to Expect for Dental Cleanings
Has it been a long time since you got your teeth professionally cleaned by a dentist? We detail what to expect when you go in for your next cleaning. If you have any questions, we will gladly take your call to answer them. In the meantime, here is what you can expect during routine dental cleaning.
#1 Thorough Examination
When you first sit down with our dental hygienist, they will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and mouth. Your dental hygienist will check you for signs of gum irritation and dental decay. They will use a small mirror to look at each tooth from all angles and behind your molars. The dentist will likely address any significant issues.
#2 Removal of Plaque and Tartar
You can generally maintain plaque buildup at home, but once you have tartar, it will have to be removed during a professional dental cleaning. Tartar is a hardened form of plaque that can cause gum irritation and inflammation.
You may have had dental cleanings in the past that involved a lot of scraping away at tartar buildup, which can be bothersome, but it is necessary to prevent serious dental health issues.
#3 High-Powered Brushing
After you have plaque and tartar removed, your hygienist will use a high-powered electric toothbrush to clean your teeth with a special toothpaste. You may be given options of flavoring for this step. The toothpaste has a grit to it that they use to safely remove any small remaining bits of buildup.
Although you may have been flossing for your entire adult life, you may not be doing it correctly. Having a hygienist floss your teeth, especially if it has been a while since your last cleaning, can be eye-opening. Professional flossing is a vital step to thorough dental cleanings.
#5 Rinsing/Fluoride Treatment
After the gritty toothpaste and scraping away at plaque and tartar, your hygienist will rinse your teeth and mouth. This rinse may contain fluoride, a mineral that helps fortify your tooth enamel. You may also opt to get a fluoride treatment at this stage of your cleaning process. Fluoride treatments prevent dental health problems such as decay and cavities.
Schedule Your Dental Cleaning Today
We encourage you to reach out to our Buffalo dentist’s office at the Aesthetic Associates Centre right away if you want to schedule your next dental cleaning. It would be best if you strived to get dental cleanings at least once a year to have the healthiest possible mouth. Give us a call today to get on our appointment book!