When it comes to dental health and hygiene, you can never underestimate the importance of a professional cleaning. At Florida Dental Solutions, we believe a teeth cleaning doesn’t have to be painful. With affordable prices and a friendly staff, we welcome you to see for yourself why so many patients enjoy visiting the dentist.
What Happens During Teeth Cleaning?
One of the most common questions people ask is “why do I need to get teeth cleaning every year when I brush and floss daily?” After all, when you put that much effort into maintaining healthy teeth, how does a dentist cleaning your teeth really help. To best answer this, it helps to understand what goes into a professional cleaning.
Regular teeth cleanings consist of three distinct processes, all important to long-term oral health. First among these is tooth scaling, which involves removing plaque and other harmful deposits on your teeth. Scaling also includes smoothing out of teeth and exposed roots to prevent potential damage down the road. Debridement is also an essential component of a proper cleaning. This involves plaque and tartar along the edges of teeth and ensuring they get adequately removed. Finally, your professional cleaning includes teeth polishing, which helps remove stains and provide for a cleaner smile.
Benefits of Regular Checkups
Proper oral care requires daily upkeep if you ope to keep a healthy smile. From brushing your teeth at least twice a day to flossing every day, you already undergo regular maintenance in your own home. Despite this daily care routine, it’s challenging for someone to adequately protect their teeth with just brushing and flossing. Often the foods we eat can slip between cracks and cause plaque buildup over time. If not properly cared for, that plaque can lead to a variety of teeth and gum diseases. Plaque build-up and decay are why regular teeth cleaning is so essential.
Many people don’t realize it, but most insurance providers today will cover up to two teeth cleanings a year. This coverage means you can take full advantage of maintenance on your teeth without worrying about extra out of pocket costs. Of course, if your insurance only covers one cleaning, that makes it even more critical to set up regular appointments and follow through. Once you get into a regular schedule of cleaning, it can significantly help extend the resilience of your teeth and improve oral health.
One of the primary benefits of getting regular teeth cleaning is decay prevention. When tartar and plaque build up on your teeth, they can wear away the protective enamel. As that enamel wears away, the roots of your teeth can become susceptible. And, without proper care, your teeth can begin to decay. Of course, regular teeth cleanings are not the only way to help avoid decay and prevent cavities.
Cavity Prevention Tips
Beyond your regular teeth cleaning, it’s important you do your part at home to take care of your teeth. At a minimum, this includes such things as:
- Brushing at least twice daily, preferably after each meal
- Flossing every day
- Rinsing daily with a fluoride-containing mouthwash
- Avoid, or cut back on sugary/acidic drinks
- Ask your dentist about dental sealants to protect the teeth
While these are just some steps you can take, cavity prevention is an essential part of your oral hygiene.
Visit Florida Dental Solutions for Teeth Cleaning
When it comes to taking care of your smile, regular cleanings are an absolute necessity. Remember, no matter how regularly you floss or how well you brush your teeth, it’s virtually impossible to clear out everything yourself. Using a wide variety of tools and technology, a dentist can get into your teeth and clear away potentially harmful plaque and bacteria. And at Florida Dental Solutions, we work hard to offer straightforward and affordable dental care, ensuring you understand everything and can walk away with a healthier smile and a full wallet.
Regular maintenance of your smile is essential if you want to keep your teeth healthy. Visiting the dentist shouldn’t be painful – at Florida Dental Solutions we strive to make getting dental work done a pleasant experience. Don’t let your oral care get away from you. Schedule your teeth cleaning today and see how we’ve changed the way people think about dental care.
Helping you improve your smile and maintain your oral health.
6902 Stirling Road
Davie, Florida 33024
Monday – Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 9am – 3pm
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