Everyone needs teeth cleanings at least twice a year. This preventative measure also leaves your mouth feeling clean and looking its best.
Our Teeth Cleaning Process
When you come in for a cleaning at Texas Denture Clinic, one of our professional hygienists will clean your teeth using standard industry procedures. You will be in and out of the appointment in no more than an hour, but often in as little as 30 minutes.
Dental cleanings are all about plaque removal. Our hygienists and dentists use metal dental tools to scrape the plaque off every surface on your teeth, particularly at the gum line and between them. You will have a constant water rinse during the procedure so you do not have debris in your mouth. At the end, you will get a fluoride polish as both protection and a cosmetic boost. At the end of your cleaning, you will get a thorough checkup.
Dental caries, or cavities, are spots of decay in and on teeth that can eventually cause a tooth to fall out or become infected. The main reason for cavities is poor oral hygiene; meaning missed brushing and cleanings. If you have a cavity, it will be noted during your cleaning and checkup. You may even be able to have a filling that matches your tooth color that day. If you want to avoid having a root canal topped with a crown, an extraction, a false tooth or even dentures, do not skip your cleaning appointments and be sure to maintain your oral hygiene at home.
Be sure to:
- Brush twice a day
- Floss once a day
- Use fluoride toothpaste
- Replace your toothbrush every 90-120 days
Avoiding sweets, coffee and soda will also help prevent cavities. This will save you a great deal of money and pain. It can also save you from having embarrassing dental problems, such as tooth loss and frontal cavities.