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Brushing your teeth twice and flossing daily should be part of everyone’s daily oral health routine, but it won’t replace the preventative measures that come from regularly scheduled teeth cleanings. So if you don’t brush and floss daily, professional in-house teeth cleanings will be even more important!
After thorough teeth cleaning from our dental hygienist your teeth will feel brand new and be up to a few shades lighter than before. Teeth cleanings aren’t just for aesthetic effect however, they help prevent future dental problems that might arise.
Why are Teeth Cleanings Important?
It’s important that a dental professional regularly examines and cleans your teeth to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and discoloration which naturally happens over the years. The main point of preventative dentistry is to prevent future tooth loss that occurs from decay & periodontal disease. That will save you from oral health problems that will eventually occur and costly dental bills.
Maintaining your routine dental exams and teeth cleanings is important because, at these routine appointments, the bacteria accumulation can be stopped at an early stage to prevent further damage to teeth and gums. Maintaining good oral health will also help improve your overall health in the long run.
In order to maintain healthy oral, visit our dentist twice a year for professional cleaning and maintain good oral hygiene habits. Not only will your teeth be stronger, but you’ll also leave with an amazing smile.
Teeth Cleaning & Deep Cleaning
Regular teeth cleanings remove calculus & bacteria build-up from your teeth which helps prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease. Teeth cleaning from our hygienist will only remove build-up from the teeth and slightly below the gum line. For more serious cases of plaque and tartar that involve bleeding gums, deep, inflamed, and swollen periodontal pockets a deep cleaning will be necessary.
Scaling and Root planning more commonly known as Deep Cleaning is a dental treatment sometimes required for patients who have missed a few routine dental cleanings and have accumulated plaque and bacteria under the gums. The results of this accumulation can be bone loss and the recession of your gum line, which is then followed by growing tooth sensitivity. This condition is more commonly known as Periodontitis or Gingivitis.
What to Expect from a Dental Exam, & X-rays
During a dental examination, our dental staff will clean your teeth and check for gum disease. A dental exam might also include X-rays taken from a state-of-the-art machine designed to take high-quality 3D imaging of your teeth. Our dental office is warm and inviting to reduce anxiety and provide the most comfortable experience possible for you and your family.
Schedule a Dental Exam and Ask Us About Teeth Cleaning Today!
If you feel you are in need of a thorough dental exam & teeth cleaning give us a call today at (915) 621-2880 or visit our Contact Us page to schedule your next appointment. We are conveniently located in East El Paso, TX and we can’t wait to make your smile shine bright!
What to Expect from a Dental Exam & Teeth Cleaning
Daily brushing and flossing can sometimes be difficult to maintain and over the years the effects of plaque, tartar buildup, and age can seriously affect your oral health. That is why it is important to maintain a regular professional dental exam and teeth cleaning. Our dentist and hygienist will take the steps necessary for you to have oral health and overall health for years to come.
Routine dental exams are the most effective way of identifying abnormalities in the mouth and preventing potential oral health issues from growing in size and severity in the future. However, many people don’t appreciate the benefits of routine oral exams or feel anxious because they don’t know what to expect during a typical dental check-up. Here’s what to expect on your next routine dental exam and teeth cleaning at East El Paso Dentist.
Initial Oral Examination
The initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations from our dentist. We will also take a complete series of x-rays for the proper diagnosis of the front, back, and pulp of your teeth.
Plaque and Tartar Removal
With the small mirror to guide them, our dental hygienist will use a scaler to get rid of plaque and tartar around your gum line, as well as hard-to-reach spaces between your teeth. Hearing scraping is a normal part of the experience. The more plaque and tartar there is in your mouth, the more time the hygienist will need to scrape a particular spot until it’s completely clean.
Tooth polishing is a dental procedure that leaves your tooth enamel glossy and smooth, however, it doesn’t just have cosmetic benefits for your teeth. This procedure, when paired with dental scaling and root planing, can leave your breath fresh and help you avoid tooth decay. Our dentist may use a specialized paste similar to toothpaste for this process.
Flossing Between Teeth
Once your teeth are polished, they will be flossed by our dentist or hygienist. This professional flossing will remove any lingering debris and bacteria.
Rinsing & Flouride Treatment
Your mouth will receive a final rinse to eliminate leftover residue or debris from the teeth cleaning. Our dentist or hygienist will begin applying fluoride on your teeth for added protection. This will help in fighting off cavities, germs, and other diseases for a longer duration of time.
Schedule a Dental Exam & Teeth Cleaning Today!
Schedule an appointment today by calling (915) 621-2880, or visit our Contact Us page to send a message to our front desk. They’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about dental exams, treatments, or financial options available to our El Paso, TX dental patients.