Professional Dental Cleanings
Dental Cleanings – All About
As soon as you have finished one of your regularly scheduled dental exams, it will be highly suggested that you allow a highly qualified dental hygienist to do a professional polishing and cleaning on your teeth.
While it is true that most dentists recommend that their patients keep an at-home regimen of brushing their teeth two to three times a day, it should also be noted that it is just as important to once, or even twice a year, get a thorough professional cleaning at your dentist’s office.
During this recommended in-office cleaning, the hygienist will be using professional dental instruments that can reach areas of your mouth and teeth that you simply cannot get to at home. At that time the hygienist will be removing the tartar and plaque that has accumulated on your teeth, as well.
Your teeth will then undergo a deep polishing to remove any lingering stains after they have been thoroughly cleaned. At that point the hygienist will be able to answer any questions about daily dental health care that you might have. You will usually also be told of any new dental products or relevant information that might be of help to you.
Dental Cleanings – What You Can Expect
A regularly scheduled dental exam usually precedes a professional cleaning of your teeth, and during this examination your dentist will always be looking for any possible decay, cavities or other signs of damage.
The main aim of the dental cleaning will be to remove any buildup of tartar and plaque, and it could possibly be followed by the use of special dental tools to do a deep clean and then polish. This is a good point to talk to your dentist about any special home dental care instructions and the overall health status of your teeth.
When you put into daily practice the suggestions of your dentist after your professional dental cleaning session, it should enable optimum oral hygiene. Brushing your teeth thoroughly two or three times every day, flossing and rinsing your mouth with a good fluoride mouthwash, as well as following any other special instructions from your dentist should keep your pearly whites in great shape.