At Joly Dental Care, preventative dentistry is an important factor in maintaining optimal oral health for our patients. Preventative checkups and programs are available to help fight off the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions. One of the simplest methods is the routine dental cleaning provided by your dentist.
What Is a Dental Cleaning?
A dental cleaning is a regular appointment where you meet with your dentist to ensure your mouth, teeth, and gums are healthy. Dental cleanings should be a part of your general dental hygiene routine. Usually a dental cleaning includes removing plaque and tartar that has built up on your teeth. By using specialized instruments, we provide scaling and polishing services that make up the majority of the dental cleaning. Your cleaning may also include a fluoride application, sealants (for children), x-rays and oral examination to detect decay, and general adjustments of certain dental appliances. A dental cleaning is also a great time to seek advice on teeth brushing and flossing instructions, nutritional counselling, and recommendations for future treatments.
Why Dental Cleanings Are Important
Dental cleanings are a vital part of anyone’s oral health routine. From children and teens to adults and seniors, everyone can benefit from regularly schedule dental cleanings. We recommend that you schedule at least two a year. Benefits of dental cleanings include:
Made from living bacteria, food debris, and saliva, plaque can build up on your teeth over time and eat away at your tooth enamel. If left unattended plaque buildup can cause cavities which will need to be filled. Professional dental cleanings, brushing, and flossing can remove that plaque and keep cavities at bay.
Stopping Tooth Loss
One of the major causes of tooth loss is gum disease, and gum disease is one of the problems resulting from built-up plaque. When gum disease becomes more severe, that built-up plaque spreads over your tooth and eventually reaches the supporting bone of your jaw. This can cause teeth to loosen and fall out over time.
Brightening Your Smile
Your teeth can be stained by a number of substances from coffee and tea to tobacco. A dental cleaning includes teeth polishing and can remove those built-up stains leaving you with a brighter smile.
Freshening Your Breath
To prevent bad breath, brushing and flossing regularly may not be enough. Dental cleanings can work with your personal oral hygiene routine to keep your mouth healthy and odour-free.
Routine cleanings helps us catch potential problems and discomfort before they become something more serious, allowing you to avoid expensive procedures and surgeries.
We Welcome New Patients
If you aren’t seeing a dentist regularly, Joly Dental Care would love to welcome you to our office. We are always happy to accept new patients and their families. It’s important to see the same dentist routinely so that you can document your checkups. This record helps us understand how your oral health has changed over the years, giving us the chance to compare notes and ensure you are receiving the best possible dental care.
Book Your Dental Cleaning
Are you ready to schedule your dental cleaning? Edmonton patients can call Joly Dental Care to book an appointment today. Schedule your complimentary consultation today.