As we all know, one important habit needed to maintain good oral hygiene is keeping your teeth clean and healthy. There are some apparent things you can do at home to nurture a healthy mouth. Like brushing your teeth and flossing every day; also, it is recommended to get a cleaning twice every year.
Our dental care professionals are at our office to help explain any questions you might have about keeping your teeth clean.
Usually, teeth cleaning will start with the dental care professional making a few inquiries about how you take care of your teeth daily.
He/she will be doing this to get an idea of what to look out for once the oral checkup begins. It is also to prepare professional advice to improve home care after the cleaning is complete.
After that, the dental care professional will floss your teeth to make sure no dirt or bacteria is hiding in those places that are hard to reach.
Now, depending on how well you’ve taken care of your teeth on your own at home. This stage can be slightly difficult because gums that have not been flossed daily will tend to be more sensitive and there’s a possibility of your gums even bleeding during your teeth cleaning.
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If you’ve been using any implants or removable dentures. This stage is essential because implants and dentures usually produce hard to reach crevice in your mouth.
Finally, after your teeth have been flossed, the dental care professional will then begin to clean your teeth and apply fluoride. What Fluoride does is to help prevent the decay of your tooth by making your tooth resistant to acid attacks, plaque bacteria, and sugars in the mouth.
After everything, your dental care professional is done with your dental cleaning. He/she will report findings regarding how well you’ve been taking care of your teeth. Then give some recommendations for how to improve your oral health.