Performing dental cleanings will not only help give you a brighter smile but will also go a long way toward ensuring that your general health is not compromised. Here at Dr. Kurt Gibson, DDS, we can offer you certified and professional dental cleanings that will ensure that you enjoy great oral health.
Lack of proper oral hygiene may cause other related medical and dental problems such as stroke, cardiovascular disease, bone loss, and even cancers. That's why a dental cleaning is an important part of our dental services.
What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning
Cleaning the teeth is a simple process that doesn’t involve any aggressive kind of techniques to be afraid of. Indeed, being in the loop of what to expect before an appointment with us will help to remove any apprehensions you may have.
Below are some of the main processes that you should expect when coming in for a cleaning.
Our dental hygienists will, before anything else, conduct a physical examination of your mouth just before commencing any cleaning on your teeth. Generally, a small mirror is used to observe the teeth and the gums to ascertain if there could be issues with the gums. If the dental hygienist does find something of note, then they will likely refer to the dentist.
Removal of Plaque and Tartar
Our dental hygienist will use a certain type of small mirror that guides them when using a scaler to remove tartar from your gumline and also in between the teeth. There will be some scraping sounds from the process, but that is just something normal and not to be alarmed about. People with more tartar stuck on their teeth are likely to stay longer while their teeth are being cleaned than those with less tartar.
People who brush and floss regularly and daily usually do much to limit plaque buildup on teeth. Remember that plaque buildup on the teeth that is left unattended is what develops to tartar.
This is usually done after our dental hygienist has removed all the plaque and tartar from your teeth. What follows next is the use of a special kind of electric brush that ensures that no element of tartar is left on the teeth and gums.
Fluoride cleaning is finally done by the use of a foamy gel that is put on the teeth and then left there for some time. The gel that is used on the teeth acts to protect the teeth against bacteria and also come to the aid of the teeth to fight cavities. You can rely on our services if you feel the need to have dental cleanings done for you by professionals.
The Benefits of Dental Cleanings
By having regular dental cleanings done on your teeth by our team, you can prevent problems caused by plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth. If you would like to know more about dental cleanings and the process involved, contact us at Dr. Kurt Gibson, DDS at (336) 283-2593. We look forward to taking your call.