You might be thinking – why do I need to go to a dentist for a professional cleaning when I brush and floss every day? The truth is that although a thorough oral hygiene routine at home is essential for your dental health, there are ways in which a dentist can clean your teeth that you simply can’t replicate at your house. At Central Family Dentistry, we offer comprehensive professional cleanings to keep your teeth protected and your breath feeling fresh.
A professional dental cleaning is conducted by a hygienist or dentist. This process usually involves a dental examination beforehand to identify any potential dental issues. Once the exam is over, we will start removing plaque and tartar build-up on your teeth which is almost impossible to remove without specialized tools and can cause gum disease if not eliminated.
The next step is an expert flossing. Even if you floss at home (which you should do after every meal), there are still tiny cervices and tight spots between your teeth that you are bound to miss. Having a professional floss your teeth is sure to eliminate any remaining plaque.
Finally, we will conduct a rinsing before applying fluoride to protect your teeth. Once we are done, your mouth will feel fresh and clean.
Ideally, a professional cleaning should be part of your routine dental health checkup. The American Dental Association recommends that every adult see the dentist at least once every six months.
We can’t wait to see you! Get in touch with our office and book your dental cleaning today!