Here at Todd L. Jolly, DMD, we’ll give you preventative dental care, so your teeth and gums stay as clean as possible. Regular dental cleanings are an essential dental treatment for checking on the development of periodontal disease and gingivitis. They not only boost your dental hygiene immediately but also give us the chance to check your mouth for any issue with your oral health. Teeth cleanings are an important procedure for maintaining your oral health and stopping the development of gum disease.
Teeth Cleaning Procedure
The way you clean your teeth affects their protection from oral health conditions, including decay. You should brush all surfaces of your teeth, tongue, and gums with fluoridated toothpaste at least twice every day. It’s also essential to floss once daily to loosen the debris and plaque that gets stuck in the tiny gaps of your teeth.
You should book an appointment for expert dental cleaning with us once every six months. During your appointment, our hygienist will examine your gums for periodontal disease—the root cause of teeth loss in the country. Using a special tool, our hygienist will gently scrape away the hardened plaque on your teeth that can’t be removed by traditional brushing.
This plaque harbors bacteria that may contribute to tooth decay. Routine dental cleanings also help to get rid of topical stains from drinks like tea and coffee. Moreover, the insignificant cost of preventative oral care usually saves you money on future dental treatment and restoration costs.
Importance of Cleanings
There are many reasons why teeth cleanings are a vital part of your general health. In addition to lowering your risk for stroke and heart attack, proper dental cleaning can help prevent gum disease, cancer, and preserve your radiant smile.
Fresh breath: Halitosis (bad breath) is generally a sign of worsening periodontal disease. Bad breath is caused by rotting food particles (potentially under the gumline) as well as potential gangrene resulting from a gum infection. The routine elimination of plaque, bacteria, and calculus at our office can drastically reduce your bad breath and decrease infection.
Plaque removal: Plaque and tartar (calculus) buildup, both over and under the gumline, may cause severe periodontal issues. Sadly, even with a good brushing and flossing schedule, it may be impossible to get rid of all the debris, deposits and bacteria from gum pockets. Our experienced dentists will use special dental equipment to reverse potentially damaging buildup.
Dazzling smile: Yellowed and stained teeth can significantly affect the beauty of your smile. Over time, regular scheduled dental cleanings can help undo these stains. This will improve your smile’s quality. Your smile is usually the first thing people notice about you, so make sure it’s a great one.
At our dental office, we recommend dental cleanings every six months as a preventative step. However, if you have periodontitis, we recommend dental cleanings every three or four months.
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If you are in need of a professional cleaning or exam call (973) 284-7363 and schedule your appointment today!