Professional dental cleaning is a procedure that cleans the teeth at their most superficial level. This cleaning will remove any plaque and tartar buildup on the teeth that can cause cavities and gum disease.
What involves in dental cleaning?
During a dental cleaning, your dentist or hygienist will:
- Remove plaque and tartar from your teeth
- Evaluate the health of your gum tissues
- Discuss oral hygiene habits
- Give you personalized tips for improving your home care routine
- Provide oral cancer screenings
- Give you a teeth cleaning demonstration
What is a routine dental exam?
Your teeth work hard for you every day. While you may not notice their many contributions, they do much more than just provide your smile with delightful visual appeal. Your teeth help you bite and chew, they help you to speak clearly, and they support your facial structure. The health of your teeth also impacts the health of your entire body, as issues with your teeth and gums can affect the health of your heart, your digestive system, and more.
During your routine dental exam, we will thoroughly examine your teeth for signs of damage, decay, and disease, and we will take x-rays of your teeth when necessary. We will also check your gums for signs of inflammation or disease. At your dental exam, we will provide you with a thorough cleaning and polishing of your teeth. We will also provide you with any needed fluoride treatments, and we can provide dental sealants for your children to help protect their smiles.
When should I get my teeth cleaned?
The American Dental Association recommends professionally getting your teeth cleaned every six months. Having your teeth cleaned regularly can prevent issues like tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. We also recommend the same, as this gives us the chance to catch any dental issues while they are still small and before they have the chance to turn into bigger issues.
For example, if your gums are swollen and bleed when you brush, this could mean that you have gum disease. Instead of waiting for it to progress to full-blown periodontitis, we can treat it early to keep it from becoming more severe.
At Dynamic Dental Services, we offer the best dental care possible to each of our patients in a positive and relaxing environment. If you're ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us at (773) 538-6191 or visit us at 5401 S. WENTWORTH AVE. #200, Chicago, IL 60609.