Lowcountry Family Dentistry recommends that patients of all ages come in twice a year for a professional dental cleaning as part of comprehensive disease prevention. A dental cleaning performed in our Beaufort dentist office can offer thorough removal of plaque from all tooth surfaces, preventing tooth decay and the development of gum disease. In addition to brushing or polishing your teeth, we will also examine your mouth to look for decay, gum disease, and any signs of other problems such as oral cancer.
Even though getting your teeth professionally cleaned every six months is very important for your oral health, how you care for your teeth at home is also very important. In between visits, we want our patients to brush their teeth at least twice a day. Also, you should floss daily and use mouthwash to help maintain your oral health and reduce harmful bacteria in the mouth and on tooth surfaces. Sometimes food will get stuck in between your teeth and regular brushing does not work at dislodging it. This is why flossing is so important. Failure to clean the tight spaces in between your teeth can easily lead to decay.
What is a Professional teeth cleaning?
Regular dental cleanings are a part of a consistent oral hygiene regimen. Dental cleanings in Beaufort involves removing the dental plaque from your teeth while preventing cavities, and other oral diseases. While routinely cleaning and flossing your own teeth is effective, having your teeth cleaned by a dentist is preferred at least twice a year.
Dental hygienists are able to remove the tartar buildup that cannot be removed by a routine brush and floss. If you have accumulated too much hardened deposit or tartar in your mouth, we recommend you get your teeth scaled, polished, and debrided during your teeth cleaning so that you can avoid these problems in the future.
The dental cleaning process
If you choose our Beaufort dentist, you can rest easy knowing that through our top quality, professional teeth cleaning services, we will remove the tartar and plaque buildup, then bathe the teeth to disinfect and desensitize them. After the teeth are cleaned from tartar and plaque buildup, then we will polish your teeth with an air polishing system. After your teeth are polished, we will apply a fluoride treatment that will help in the prevention of tooth decay.
Schedule your teeth cleaning today!
Are you interested in getting a professional dental cleaning to protect the overall health of your teeth? Contact Our Lady’s Island dentist office by calling 843-986-0177 or filling our an online request to schedule an appointment.