Regular dental cleanings are something that is an essential part of your twice-yearly visits to the dentist. While at-home care is important to maintaining your dental health, the aid provided by your hygienist during your visit takes care of anything that may have been missed. Plaque and tartar are pernicious enemies of healthy dental structures, and our staff is trained to ensure that your visit is as pain-free as possible with gentle dental cleanings.
What Is The Benefit Of Getting Professional Dental Cleaning?
Every regular visit to your dentist should include a professional dental cleaning to eliminate plaque and tartar from areas of your mouth that are hard to reach. These areas can sometimes be impossible to properly clean at home, but that doesn’t prevent the debris and tartar that builds up there from attacking your healthy enamel and causing decay. These twice-yearly cleanings help to remove this build-up and ensure that your whole mouth is clean, fresh-smelling, and free from any kind of decay or damage.
What Happens During A Dental Cleaning?
The first stage of your cleaning will involve an examination of the interior of your mouth for any kind of decay or damage. Once this is completed your dentist will take a special device known as a scaler and eliminate the build-up of plaque and gritty tartar from your teeth with gentle scraping. The depth of your gum pockets will be checked to ensure they’re healthy, and then the actual cleaning will begin. During the cleaning, you will have a lightly gritty substance applied to your teeth and your dentist will use a special tool to deep clean the surfaces and crevices of your teeth. They will hit every surface of your teeth, including those in the back, the areas between cheek and gum, and between gum and tongue.
Why Is The Cleaning Substance Gritty?
Your teeth may appear perfectly smooth, but throughout the year they develop ridges and grooves from wear and tear and the acidic action of bacteria. The cleaning substance used helps to polish the surface of your teeth to eliminate areas where the bacteria and plaque can hide while also providing a shiny luster to your teeth that make them look bright and healthy. The grit used in the material is very gentle, and no damage to your teeth occurs during the procedure. In fact, your teeth will be healthier than they’ve been all year and protected against decay in the coming months.
If it’s been more than six months since your last dental cleaning it’s time to call and schedule an appointment at Dentistry of Miami. One quick call to 305-922-6268 will put you in touch with our friendly staff to arrange to see Dr. Eduardo Solorzano or Dr. Randy L Furshman. During your visit to our offices at 7800 SW 87th Ave Suite A-140 in Miami, Florida you’ll undergo a routine dental exam and professional cleaning. This will be followed by a consultation on your dental health and what steps you can take to ensure that your next check-up is full of good news!