At Gentle Touch Dental, we love serving our community by providing the best dental services for each patient and giving an informed yet comfortable experience at our office. We believe that having a professional dental cleaning at least twice a year will improve your oral health and keep your teeth clean. Through our dental cleanings, we can help improve your brushing and flossing and give your teeth the special attention they need to stay clean and healthy.
Why Get Teeth Cleanings Twice A Year?
Our goal as dentists is to prevent and remove the plaque and tartar that can develop along with the enamel of your teeth. Plaque and tartar are hard substances created as a byproduct of the saliva in your mouth and create a place for bacteria to grow. These strains of bacteria are most often harmful to your teeth and gums. The purpose of getting your teeth professionally cleaned is to remove that bacteria and leave behind a smooth, clean surface.
Having your teeth professionally cleaned helps reduce the risk of developing serious oral complications later in life. Several problems can affect your mouth, including:
- Tooth Decay: As the bacteria begins to cover your teeth’ enamel, these strains build acids that break down the enamel and cause cavities. Most often, brushing and flossing can help prevent decay, but brushing and flossing alone don’t clean your teeth as efficiently. Cavities are pockets of decayed material along with the tooth, and through professional cleanings, we can remove that plaque and fill in those cavities.
- Gum Disease: Alongside cavities, plaque builds up along the teeth and can infect the gums. Plaque can enter the gum line and reach into the bone, causing gum disease. Gingivitis is the mildest form of gum disease, and most days can be fixed by brushing and flossing each day. However, without routine visits and regular cleanings, periodontal disease can form, infecting the gums and causing bone loss.
- Dry Mouth: In some cases, certain medications and poor oral hygiene can also lead to dry mouth. Dry mouth is when the mouth is unable to produce enough saliva to wash away bacteria, leaving the mouth painfully dry and can lead to cavities and gum disease.
How Dental Cleanings Can Protect Your Teeth
Having your teeth cleaned every 6 months can help protect your teeth long-term and offer you more proactive ways of caring for your dental health. During your dental cleaning, our team will provide diagnostic and preventative services, which include:
- Reviewing your Medical History
- Oral Cancer Examinations
- X-Ray Examinations
- Referrals to Specialists
At our office, we focus on providing dental cleanings that are comfortable and enjoyable. We work to dedicate ourselves to giving you a pleasant experience during your teeth cleaning session. To achieve this, we aim to provide long-term treatment plans to help you have healthy, clean teeth your whole life. For more information, arrange an appointment with Gentle Touch Dental Cheyenne, WY today!