Brushing your teeth in the morning, after meals, and right before bed is the first step to keep your teeth healthy. However, at times plaques still develop, especially in the back of the teeth, creating a perfect environment for bacteria to multiply. Getting routine dental cleanings can help prevent all that and keep your teeth healthy.
Here are five benefits of getting teeth cleaning in Mesa, AZ.
1.Prevents Dental Cavities and Decay
Cleaning your teeth with fluoride toothpaste will help strengthen your teeth. However, with a dental cleaning, the dentist will clean out the buildup on the gum and prevent bacteria from multiplying and causing decay.
Furthermore, during your dental checkup, our dentist may also recommend fluoride treatment, especially if you are at risk of dental cavities. Fluoride can reverse mild dental carries and strengthen your enamel.
2.Ward off Gum Disease
When plaques form and harden, they develop to tartar, which is the primary cause of gum disease. Periodontal disease develops slowly and by the time you notice symptoms such as gum bleeding the problem is usually advanced. Getting regular dental checkups and cleaning will remove tartar.
If mild gum disease is present, the dentist can perform scaling and root planing to stop the spread of infection and reattach the gum pockets.
3.Boost Overall Health
Several studies have reported a direct link between dental health and your overall wellness. Certain dental problems such as gum disease may increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. Gum infection may spread to the bloodstream and cause inflammation which is believed to affect blood flow.
Gum disease and diabetes are interlinked. People with diabetes are at risk of gum disease and vice versa. Preventing gum disease will have an impact on your blood sugar.
4.Prevents Bad Breath
Bad breath or halitosis develops when we forget to clean the tongue and palate. Although cleaning your tongue can sometimes suffice, a deep cleaning may also be recommended for severe halitosis.
Chronic bad breath is caused by underlying dental problems, and they can be detected and treated with regular dental checkups.
5.Whitens Your Teeth
Dental cleaning doesn’t bleach your teeth or change the shade. Sometimes severe plaque buildup makes the teeth appear yellow. Once the teeth are cleaned, your teeth will regain their natural shade.
If you have discoloration, talk to our dentist about the different teeth whitening treatments and which is ideal for you.
What to Expect During Your Routine Dental Cleaning?
When you come to the clinic, the dentist will first perform a comprehensive dental examination. Your gums and teeth are evaluated and checked for any decay or discoloration. Next, the hygienist will begin cleaning your teeth and this is done in several steps:
- Using a small mirror and a scaler, the hygienist will get rid of the plaques and tartar accumulated in your gum line and your teeth.
- Next, toothpaste is applied and a high-powered toothbrush used to clean the teeth. Some people have reported tooth sensitivity. But if done by a professional hygienist, the process is safe and pain-free.
- Professional dental flossing is done to locate any potential gum problems
- Your mouth is rinsed off any debris and dirt using a fluoride liquid
- Fluoride treatment is applied as a protectant against dental cavities. The fluoride promotes reabsorption of minerals that strengthen the enamel. The hygienist applies either gel, varnish, or foam on the teeth surface. You may need to avoid eating for a few minutes to allow the enamel to absorb the fluoride.
- Finally, your teeth are polished for a glossy and attractive look.
We offer dental cleaning as part of your routine dental checkup. However, you may opt to have them on separate days.
Depending on your dental evaluation, additional steps may be ordered such as dental sealants for kids and teeth whitening for any severe discoloration.
Make an Appointment
Dental cleaning is a fast and pain-free procedure that is guaranteed to support your teeth and keep them clean. Visit Robison Dental Group for your routine teeth cleaning and take advantage of our other general dentistry services in Mesa.