Safeguard Your Smile With Dental Cleanings

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We want to see you for a routine exam every six months, but along with a checkup you also need to have your teeth professionally cleaned every few months. Otherwise, plaque and tartar could mean cavities, bad breath, stained teeth, and even gum disease. Fortunately, your Cleveland, TX, dentist can safeguard your smile with a dental cleaning!

When Do You Need One?

We recommend a dental cleaning every six months to remove the plaque and tartar that have accumulated on your smile. This can help prevent the onset of serious oral health concerns, and keep your teeth bright and your breath fresh. The procedure is recommended for people of all ages, from kids as young as age two to senior citizens. The process involves our team using an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual tool to gently and thoroughly break up and remove all plaque buildup. We then polish the teeth thoroughly. The process takes only a short amount of time, and is offered as part of your six-month checkup visit.

The Dangers of Plaque Buildup

Plaque occurs when bacteria consume the particles of sugar and starch left behind by the meals you consume. The buildup hardens into tartar with time. Once it coats your teeth, brushing and flossing alone cannot remove it, instead you need a professional cleansing. Otherwise, the layers could weaken outer enamel to make cavities and infection more likely, and could irritate and inflame gum tissues to leave your smile vulnerable to periodontal disease and even adult tooth loss. Along with a professional cleaning, you need to brush and floss quickly and reduce your consumption of foods and drinks high in sugar and starch! These actions reduce how much plaque and form before you see us for your next visit.

What About a Scaling and Root Planing?

If you have sore, red, or bleeding gums, then our team could help with a scaling and root planing, or a deep cleaning. This is meant to reverse gingivitis or manage gum disease to prevent the later stages linked to adult tooth loss. The procedure uses the same tools as a cleaning, but removes buildup from the roots and beneath the gums too. The process makes the disease manageable with visits every three to four months. If you have any questions about how we can use preventive treatments like dental cleanings to keep your smile healthy and strong, then contact our team today to learn more.

Talk To Your Cleveland, TX Dentist About Our Preventive Treatments

Our team understands the importance of a healthy and beautiful smile, and we’re here to help you! For more information on keeping your smile strong and healthy, then contact your Cleveland, TX, dentist, Dr. Uhrenholdt, by calling (281) 592-1234.