Comprehensive Dental Cleaning
Comprehensive Dental Cleaning for the whole family
Routine dental cleaning can help prevent decay and gum disease. It can also help you have a healthier smile. Plus, our dentist can provide you with recommendations to optimize your oral health at home during these appointments. Let’s discuss what you can expect at these visits with Dr. Lisa Muff and her team in Easton.
What To Expect From a Dental Cleaning
For optimal oral health, our dentist recommends adults and kids visit the dentist every six months for a dental exam and professional cleaning. At the beginning of your dental cleaning, you receive a thorough evaluation of your teeth to ensure the cleaning is safe to perform. It also helps us identify issues like cavities. Your dentist will talk to you about your oral health and schedule a dental treatment in the future if any problems are found.
Removing Plaque, Tartar, and Calculus
During the cleaning, a professional from our staff removes any plaque, tartar, or calculus from the teeth. When any of this remains on your teeth, it can potentially damage tooth enamel since plaque and tartar contain bacteria that release acidic waste and erode the enamel. When the plaque or other substances are close to the gum line, the bacteria in them can irritate this sensitive tissue, cause gingivitis, and eventually gum disease if left untreated. When removing these substances, your dental care provider will use a scaler to scrape the teeth gently.
Cleaning With Dental-Grade Supplies
The next process helps to further remove any build-up on your teeth left behind from the scaler. Our dentist uses a high-powered electric toothbrush to clean all visible parts of your teeth. We use gritty toothpaste to scrub away any plaque. This part of the cleaning polishes your teeth. We conclude this process with professional flossing to remove any debris stuck between your teeth.
After the cleaning, you may opt for fluoride, which can help prevent tooth decay. Ultimately, the purpose of fluoride treatment is to help your teeth remain strong and protect them against cavities.
At this point in your dental exam, we encourage you to ask any questions you may have. And we’ll also provide you with advice on how you can better care for your teeth at home.
How Long Does a Dental Cleaning Take?
On average, you can expect a professional cleaning to take between 30 and 60 minutes. The time varies based on how much plaque you have and if you have any dental concerns we need to address.
Benefits of Having Your Teeth Professionally Cleaned
We encourage our patients to receive professional teeth cleanings regularly to improve their overall oral health. These cleanings prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems. By receiving routine dental care, you can prevent the need for fillings and even more expensive dental treatments. You can also keep your natural teeth for as long as possible and prevent issues associated with poor oral health, such as speech problems, difficulty eating, pain, and tooth loss.
When you visit us for bi-yearly cleanings, you can improve the appearance of your smile. You not only help your teeth remain whiter for longer, but you also ward off oral health problems that can cause shifts in your teeth and even tooth loss.
Keep Your Teeth Looking Their Best With Dr. Lisa
Choosing Dr. Lisa as your dentist can make all the difference in your oral hygiene. Dr. Lisa has more than 30 years of experience. As a family dentist, she’s had experience providing routine dental care, cleanings, dental procedures, and other oral care to people of all ages. With Dr. Lisa, your teeth are thoroughly cleaned and properly maintained. The doctor also provides expert advice, allowing you to optimize your oral health at home.
If you’re ready to schedule a visit for a routine oral health exam and dental cleaning, contact our office at (610) 559-8001.