Why are Regular Teeth Cleanings Important?

You might be wondering why you should go to the dentist for teeth cleanings, even if you have excellent oral hygiene habits. While at-home hygiene habits certainly help, professional cleanings can assist with reaching places you can’t necessarily touch at home. For example, if you have an accumulation of plaque on your gums, only a dentist can remove it before it worsens.

Regular teeth cleanings can also help prevent cavities, tooth loss, halitosis, and problems with your general health. They can also prevent bigger issues from occurring that will likely require more invasive dental procedures to fix.

What to Expect

Knowing what to expect during your teeth cleaning appointment may help patients feel more at ease before going in. Before the actual cleaning begins, we will use a small mirror to check for signs of gingivitis or other concerns. If you have plaque or tartar around the gum line, we will remove it with a scraping tool. Once that’s gone, we will use a high-powered electric toothbrush with gritty toothpaste to clean your teeth.

The final steps are flossing, a mouth rinse to remove any debris, and a fluoride treatment.

Closeup pf a dentist performing a dental cleaning on a patient

Keeping Teeth Clean Between Appointments

You shouldn’t only depend on the dentist to maintain a healthy mouth. If you enjoy that fresh feeling after a teeth cleaning appointment, there’s so much you can do at home to keep that feeling. Maintaining your teeth at home can also reduce the amount of scaling we do during your appointment!

Here are some things you can do at home to keep your teeth clean and healthy between appointments:

  • Eliminate soda
  • Reduce sugar intake
  • Quit smoking
  • Use proper technique when brushing
  • Don’t forget to floss

Need to Schedule a Teeth Cleaning Appointment in Hialeah, FL?

A clean and healthy smile can bring you joy and protect you from certain diseases. At Best Dentistry Miami, we’re always happy to help our patients maintain excellent oral health. To schedule an appointment for a teeth cleaning at our office, feel free to give us a call!

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