Commit to Healthy Teeth and Gums
Regular brushing and flossing are vital to maintaining healthy teeth and gums, but it isn’t enough to fully protect your oral health. In order to do that, you’ll need to schedule regular teeth cleanings every six months with our team at Parkside Dental.
Some people think that if they stay on top of brushing and flossing, they can delay their dental cleanings. But regular teeth cleanings and checkups have numerous health benefits and can prevent many dental issues down the road due to the professional care provided by Dr. Cohen as well as Dr. Rogers.
The Benefits of Regular Teeth Cleanings
Regular teeth cleanings have been recommended by the ADA for decades. Typically, this means visiting us at our Westland, MI office every six months—however, in some cases, Dr. Cohen or Dr. Rogers may recommend a specific schedule for you based on your oral health needs. Seeing you regularly is how we determine the best course of action for keeping your teeth and gums healthy for years to come.
Regular teeth cleanings have a host of benefits, including:
- Cavity Prevention: When numerous bacteria build up on your teeth, this can cause plaque, which eats away at your tooth enamel and causes cavities. Together with daily brushing and flossing, professional dental cleanings can prevent cavities.
- Prevent Tooth Decay & Loss: When your dentist cleans your teeth, they can spot dental issues and treat them immediately. This can help keep gum disease at bay as well as prevent both tooth decay and loss.
- A Brighter Smile: Your teeth can become stained by certain foods and drinks over time. Dental cleanings remove built-up stains, resulting in perfectly polished teeth. A dental cleaning can instantly brighten your smile.
- Reduces Halitosis: The best way to reduce bad breath is by practicing good oral hygiene. This includes regular dental visits.
- Boost Overall Health: There’s a connection between your oral health and your overall health. Keeping your teeth clean lowers your risk for certain diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Some medical conditions may also be detected by your dentist during an oral exam.
The Teeth Cleaning Process
The teeth cleaning process is fairly simple, and your mouth will feel fantastic when it’s complete. Some people might feel anxious before a dental exam and cleaning, but knowing exactly what to expect can help.
- First, a physical exam will be performed by one of our dental hygienists. The hygienist uses a small mirror to check your teeth and gums for signs of gingivitis or other potential concerns.
- Next, we’ll remove any plaque and tartar from your teeth. Our dental hygienists use a special tool called a scaler to remove plaque build-up from your teeth. If you notice this step seems to be taking longer than usual, it may be a sign that you need to spend more time taking care of your teeth at home.
- During your dental cleaning, we’ll use gritty toothpaste to polish your teeth and remove surface stains. We’ll also floss your teeth as needed. Over time, your teeth can become discolored from plaque and food particles left behind. Our goal is for you to leave our office smiling with confidence.
- After your teeth are clean, your dentist will discuss your oral health with you and recommend tips on how to improve things.
Schedule Your Routine Teeth Cleaning at Parkside Dental
Taking charge of your oral health starts with regular teeth cleanings. Our dentists are dedicated to helping patients maintain healthy smiles by providing these preventive dentistry services. Call us today at (734) 261-6060. We look forward to meeting you!