importance of regular teeth cleaning

The Importance of Regular Teeth Cleaning

Mar 13, 2019

Oral healthcare is physical healthcare. The health of the mouth and teeth are important to one’s well-being and their outlook on life.

The doctors and the team of oral healthcare professionals at Bayport Dental Care, located near you in Bayport, want to educate their patients, current and new, on the importance of regular professional cleanings performed by a dentist.

The Routine

The prevention of conditions and problems before they begin is the goal. Consistent oral healthcare at home is only a part of the overall routine. Regular dental appointments every six months for a thorough exam and a professional cleaning complete the consistent routine.

By adhering to regular dental exams and professional cleanings, you will be able to either prevent, or at least catch in the early stages, the following:

  1. tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath;
  2. the spending of time and money on costly dental procedures;
  3. staining of teeth from drinks and food; and
  4. the time and money spent at the next appointment.

The Professional Cleaning

Prior to any cleaning, the dental hygienist will examine the teeth for signs of cavities and check on the quality of all existing fillings. The hygienist will also perform a preliminary exam to make sure the gums adhere tightly to the teeth, and to ascertain any onset of disease or bone loss.

After the exam, your teeth will be cleaned and mineral build-up (tartar) will be removed. It is the build-up of plaque and tartar that cause chronic bad breath and can lead to an infection.

The final steps in the cleaning are flossing, polishing and the application of fluoride.

The hygienist will discuss with you all findings and will recommend any changes to your oral healthcare routine. The dentist will perform the final examination, review the chart and the results of the cleaning, and will recommend the timing of the next appointment.

If you would like a consultation for additional information and guidance on the importance of a professional cleaning, then please contact the oral healthcare professionals at Bayport Dental Care, located in Bayport, where new patients are always welcome.

Bayport Dental Care is trusted and highly recommended for treatments and procedures in general and restorative dentistry.

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