Dental Cleanings Phoenix, AZ
Brushing and flossing every day are essential components of maintaining a healthy mouth. As recommended by the American Dental Association, you should be brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once. However, as important as these habits are, there is another component to optimal oral health. This component is regular dental visits which, according to the ADA, should be done at least twice a year. Part of your dental visits includes a professional dental cleaning. At Stephanie K. Dentistry, we provide the dental cleanings required to keep your whole mouth healthy and happy.
Are Dental Cleanings That Important?
In short, your dental cleanings are essential. Biannual visits may not seem like much, but they are necessary for helping you to keep your mouth healthy and prevent serious oral health issues from occurring. Brushing and flossing are essential for removing the buildup of plaque and oral bacteria, which accumulate throughout the course of the day. An excess of these things can lead to the irritation and inflammation of your gum tissue, which can result in gum disease. An overabundance of plaque and bacteria can also lead to tooth decay and cavities.
Even if you brush and floss every day, there may be areas of the mouth that are missed, allowing plaque and bacteria to continue accumulating. Plaque, when left on the teeth too long, hardens into tartar. Tartar cannot be removed with any amount of brushing at home. Along with being impossible to remove on your own, tartar is rough in texture, which provides an ideal surface to collect new plaque and bacteria. With dental cleanings, we can remove all buildup from your teeth, including from the areas that you might otherwise miss. We are equipped with the latest tools and technologies to remove all buildup from your teeth, including the most stubborn tartar, leaving you with a healthy, clean smile.
Cleaning Your Teeth
Your cleaning starts with a thorough scraping of all surfaces of your teeth. Using a specialized tool, we take the time to go over all of your teeth, giving special attention to areas of bacterial, plaque, and tartar buildup. We cover all areas of your teeth, including between them and around (and just under) the gum line.
After scraping your teeth, we then polish them. This process involves the use of an electric handpiece outfitted with a rotating head and a dental polish. The polish contains abrasive that, as the head of the handpiece spins, scrubs the surfaces of your teeth, leaving them with a brilliant shine. Next, we floss your teeth. Along with removing any buildup that may exist between your teeth, flossing also allows us to remove any debris or polish that may have accumulated between the teeth during your cleaning. Finally, if necessary, we can complete your cleaning with a fluoride treatment.
The Benefits of Dental Cleanings
Professional dental cleanings have several benefits. Not only do we remove the buildup from the surfaces of your teeth, but we can also reach the spaces of your mouth that you might otherwise miss at home. Cleanings help to provide you with fresher breath and whiter teeth. We also help you to prevent serious oral health issues that can lead to cavities, gum disease and more. This helps to prevent the need for more invasive, and more expensive, treatments. By protecting your oral health now, we also help you to reduce your risk of developing health issues like heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and more.
Dental cleanings are crucial for helping you to prevent serious oral health issues, allowing you to maintain the health of your mouth. Call Stephanie K. Dentistry at (602) 789-3799 to schedule your dental cleaning today.