Professional Teeth Cleaning

Having a clean, healthy smile can definitely make you feel good about yourself.

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Even though you may be very diligent about your oral hygiene with daily flossing and brushing you still need regular professional cleanings, also known as dental prophylaxis performed by a dental hygienist. Why? Because although proper brushing and flossing will remove most of the plaque that forms, it is impossible to eliminate it totally because our bodies produce plaque (dental biofilm) continuously.

A professional dental cleaning (PDC) at least twice a year can improve your oral health significantly, reports the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of general dentists dedicated to continuing dental education.

What does teeth cleaning involve?

The dental hygienist will use various instruments and devices (ultrasonic cleaner, Air Flow and several sorts of polishers) to loosen and remove the plaque deposits from your teeth. This plaque removal is called „debridement“.

How often should I have my teeth professionally cleaned?

Most dentists recommend having your teeth professionally cleaned every 6-12 months to reduce the chances of periodontal disease progressing. We will advise on the recommended interval for your particular needs. In between times good oral hygiene is essential to help prevent tartar build-up and gum disease.

Why do you need professional teeth cleaning and dental exams?

Good oral hygiene is important not only for your smile, but for your overall health as well. Gum infections and periodontal disease is related to heart disease, stroke and preterm and/or low birth weight. Regular dental exams and professional cleanings can prevent these and many other health issues. Regular professional dental teeth cleaning and dental exams can keep you healthier and looking better.