Fort Worth, TX
Flossing and brushing one's teeth every day are the most important steps for maintaining oral hygiene. However, one cannot deny the fact that professional teeth cleanings help you get one step closer to achieving near-perfect teeth. The American Dental Association recommends that you visit a dentist at least twice a year for teeth cleaning and a routine examination. Dental cleaning is usually done under the supervision of one of our dental hygienists. The process of dental cleaning usually helps in removing any hardened deposits that cannot be removed by routine cleaning by a toothbrush. Professional cleanings take anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour depending upon the condition of your teeth. HomeTown Dental at Alliance provides some of the best and most comprehensive teeth cleanings to leave you feeling fresher and better than ever before.
The Importance of Cleaning
Most people fail to realize the need for a dental cleaning. Plaque, a film-like material, can start to build and begin eating the enamel if left unnoticed. This, later on, can cause cavities. Built-up plaque can cause gum diseases, causing further issues with your oral hygiene. A well-known saying is, "Prevention is better than the cure" and this could not be truer in regards to maintaining proper oral hygiene now and preventing problems in the future. Proper brushing, flossing and occasionally dental cleanings can take care of this problem. Good oral hygiene is also important for aesthetical purposes. Teeth cleaning also helps remove any stains due to overconsumption of tobacco, tea, coffee, or wine.
Procedure for Teeth Cleaning
Having an idea about the process well in advance helps understand its significance. The process begins with a physical examination before the actual procedure using a small mirror. This is done to ensure that there is no sign of inflamed gums or any such other concerns. If no major issues are found, our dental professionals start with a scaler to get rid of the plaque and tartar between the teeth and around the gumline. Once this step is done, a high-powered electric brush is used to brush the teeth to get a deeper and better cleaning. Our professionals floss after this step to help in removing any other leftover plaque or even toothpaste from the earlier steps. To get rid of any debris, liquid fluoride-containing rinse is used. The last and final step involves a fluoride treatment as a protectant for your teeth and lasts for several months. A foamy gel or a fluoride varnish is painted onto your teeth and left for several minutes to dry and form a protective layer.
Taking care of your teeth after the process is as important as the professional cleaning. Brushing your teeth properly and flossing daily will ensure maximum benefits are maintained from the teeth cleaning. In the case of fluoride treatment, follow the instructions provided by our team. Take care of all the recommendations given before the scheduled appointment. Wait for the required amount of time as told, before eating or drinking after the procedure as this might take away the progress made from the cleaning.
For any more information regarding the process, cost or availability of our professionals, call HomeTown Dental at Alliance at 682-204-5777 today.