Routine dental cleaning is a great way to ensure your teeth and gums stay as healthy as possible. When you rely on Christopher Henes, DDS, and the team at Meridian Dental Care in Englewood, Colorado, for dental exams and professional cleanings, you can rest assured you’re in the best of hands. To schedule an appointment, call the office or request one online at any time.
No matter how well you brush and floss, there’s no replacement for professional dental cleanings. During a professional cleaning, your practitioner can view your mouth from different angles, and they also have the training and experience to remove traces of plaque and tartar that you would miss otherwise.
Your dental cleanings are part of the dental exam process. While your practitioner carefully and thoroughly cleans your teeth, they also look for signs of dental decay and gum disease. This helps them catch issues in the earliest possible stages.
The first portion of your cleaning involves taking a close look at all of the surfaces of your teeth. Your practitioner uses a light and a special mirror to examine your teeth and can use magnification if necessary to better view your teeth and gum tissue.
Next, special tools help remove any plaque and tartar that accumulates on the surfaces of your teeth, including just beneath the gum line. Once that process is complete, they use a powered toothbrush and special gritty toothpaste to polish your teeth and remove any lingering plaque or tartar.
A professional flossing follows, allowing your provider to remove plaque from hard-to-reach areas and any food particles or debris which can cause bad breath.
Your practitioner discusses whether a fluoride treatment is a good fit for your needs. This process takes very little time; your practitioner carefully paints the fluoride onto the surfaces of your teeth and waits a few moments before rinsing the solution off. Fluoride can also be applied using trays.
Once you experience how smooth and sleek your teeth feel after professional cleaning, you can extend those results on your own at home. To achieve that goal, work with your dental health practitioner to refine your dental care routine.
Flossing is an area where most people can use a little guidance. Ask your practitioner to demonstrate the best techniques, and don’t be shy about trying them yourself while in the office and asking for pointers.
You can also ask about recommended dental hygiene products. There are a vast array of options to choose from.
If you’re ready to book your next dental cleaning, call Meridian Dental Care or request one online today.