Five Things to Know About Dental Cleaning

What’s the point of teeth cleaning if I brush and floss daily? Well, we get this question all the time and we commend you for maintaining proper dental hygiene. However, regardless of how meticulous you are, plaque will still buildup. Moreover, some parts of your teeth and gums are not brushed properly. We recommend getting professional and deep teeth cleaning at least twice a year.

Here are five reasons why you need to come for regular teeth cleaning in Houston, TX:

1. Prevent Various Dental Health

Dental plaques are a thin, sticky film that accumulates in your teeth, especially at the gum line. Plaques contain bacteria that produce acid when you eat sugar-based foods such as carbohydrates. The enamel is very strong, however, overexposure to these acids will make it weak and prone to decay.

Furthermore, chronic plaque buildup will lead to tartar which is the chief cause of periodontal disease. Both tooth decay and gum disease cause the teeth to weaken and eventually, you will lose your permanent teeth, which don’t grow back. Lack of teeth creates unsightly gaps that not only affect your appearance but also weaken your dental structure.

Regular dental cleaning will also prevent bad breath. Almost everyone experiences halitosis at some point because of the foods we eat. However chronic bad breath is a dental problem that affects your confidence. Keep in mind, bad breath could also be a sign of periodontal disease, decay, or infection.

At Cabrera Dental Associates we offer dental examination as well as oral cancer screening to detect any lesions and abnormal cell growth. Oral cancer screening can reduce chances by 90 percent.

2. Stain Removal

Stain removal and teeth whitening are different. While teeth whitening uses bleaching agents to whiten and brighten your teeth, stain removal does not change the color of your teeth. During your teeth cleaning procedure, the dentist will use an ultrasonic scaler to remove the stains. Your teeth will appear brighter because the sticky film is removed.

Teeth whitening is great, but on the downside, the procedure can’t be done when you have dental restorations. Stain removal is different because it doesn’t change your teeth color making it ideal for the artificial teeth.

3. The Process is Fast and Painless

Our dentist will deep clean your teeth in the following steps:

  • Dental examination or assessment. The dentist will check your teeth and gums for any decay. Further tests may be done if a dental problem is present. We will also review your medical history, before initiating the cleaning process. Cleaning off the tartar and plaques is better than the regular brushing as it uses modern dental tools to remove the tartar.
  • Teeth polishing using special toothpaste will be done after the plaques are removed.
  • Professional dental flossing also helps to remove leftover plaques that might be remaining.
  • Fluoride application and teeth rinsing is the final step in the process. Fluoride can help you prevent dental cavities as well as strengthen your enamel.

4. Improved Dental Health

Getting regular teeth cleanings in Houston will help strengthen your teeth. As aforementioned, fluoride treatment is given as part of your dental exam and cleaning. Fluoride occurs in food, water and you can find it in toothpaste and mouth wash. Fluoride treatment not only reverses mild cavities but also helps the enamel reabsorb lost minerals.

The dentist may also recommend other preventive measures such as dental sealants. These plastic coatings act as a protective shield against decay.

5. Boost Your Overall Wellness

Did you know certain conditions are directly linked to your dental health? Lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and high cholesterol can be detected early via dental exams. Remember most of these diseases don’t have symptoms in the initial stages and detecting them early will prevent further complications.

How Often Should You Come for Teeth Cleaning?

We recommend getting your regular dental exams and cleanings every six months. It’s easy to let your dental health take the back seat, but doing so will only do you more harm. Visit Cabrera Dental Associates for a tooth cleaning appointment.