Professional cleanings are an essential part of maintaining healthy teeth and gums. While brushing and flossing at home is vital, they can’t remove all of the plaque and tartar that build up in hard-to-reach areas, such as pockets and under restorations.
These hard-to-reach areas accumulate bacteria and plaque, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Professional cleanings help remove this plaque and tartar, improving your overall oral health in the process.
Professional cleanings are extremely beneficial and should be performed every six months. It helps to get ahead of any oral health issues that may arise and prevent them.
A professional teeth cleaning session differs from a home oral care session in several ways. For one, professional cleanings are far more thorough.
When your teeth are professionally cleaned, the process typically involves:
- Removing plaque and tartar
- Polishing teeth
- Screening for potential problems
- Providing preventative treatments such as fluoride treatment
- Providing oral hygiene instructions
At our office, your cleaning will be a thorough process. First, we’ll do a complete dental checkup and then move on to the procedure. We’ll perform scaling and root planing, which helps remove plaque and tartar on the teeth and gumlines. Next, we’ll floss your teeth using a special tool to get between your teeth. The dentist may suggest a fluoride rinse after the cleaning procedure. General dental care instructions are provided to the patient to maintain good oral health.
Between brushing and flossing, people may think they don’t need professional cleanings. However, these can easily be skipped or done improperly. Professional cleanings are extremely beneficial; undergoing a session can protect you from dental diseases and make sure that you stay on top regarding oral health.
Contact Red Rock Dental to discuss more regarding professional dental cleaning. We assure you of the best treatment at 900 S Pavilion Center Dr #140, Las Vegas, NV 89144. Our experienced and determined dentists will keep you safe, healthy, and comfortable throughout the procedure. You can book an appointment at (702) 243-8788.