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A dental cleaning session is an important process that should take place regularly to clean your mouth and gums thoroughly. This helps avoid harmful bacteria and the chance of a cavity or tartar buildup. Whether you have never had a cleaning or are simply a bit behind, it is important to reach out to our professional for a cleaning as quickly as possible. Visit our office at Henricksen Family Dental to learn more about why dental cleanings are vital for your oral health and how we can help.
Dental cleaning sessions help clean your mouth thoroughly, promoting healthier teeth in the process. This is important because even if you follow a good oral hygiene routine, truly clean and health teeth and gums requires a bit of extra care. Dental cleaning sessions target the hard to reach places in your mouth, locating, addressing, and preventing any plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth. This lowers the risk of cavities and dental problems such as tooth infection or tooth decay.
Better Tooth Longevity
When you have well maintained clean teeth free from cavities and other dental problems there is a lowered risk of serious infection or undetected issues that could lead to tooth extraction. It is important to take care of your natural teeth for many reasons, from your appearance to your quality of life, and regular dental cleanings are absolutely vital to this process.
A Straightforward Process
Sometimes the idea of visiting a dentist can be overwhelming, especially if you have not seen one in a while. A dental cleaning is not a mysterious or painful process, and there are several steps you can expect it to follow. First, the dental professional will conduct a physical examination of your mouth and teeth. This includes looking for signs of gingivitis or other issues. The next step is removing tartar and plaque, something that can only be done in a dentist office.
Once tartar and plaque have been removed, the dental professional will brush your teeth with a high-powered toothbrush using a gritty toothpaste. This helps remove any residual debris that might be left behind after the previous step. Finally, your teeth will be flossed and rinsed.
This is generally done by a dental hygienist, however it is possible that a dentist could be called in, too.
Helps Detect Underlying Health Issues
Your oral health offers an important window into your overall health for a few different reasons. First, poor oral health can be the result of an underlying health problem like diabetes or HIV/AIDs. For some people, this is the first indication they’re dealing with a health issue. Additionally, your oral health can impact the rest of your body. Even if there is not an underlying health issue impacting your teeth and mouth, an infection in your gums could cause problems like pneumonia and endocarditis.