When it comes to maintaining great dental health, regular teeth cleaning is your first, and most important, line of defense, which is why dental insurance plans almost always cover them. The team at Skyview Dentistry, including Seti Byrd, DMD, Jennifer D’Silva, DDS, and David Bunn, DDS, understands this, which is why they offer comprehensive and professional teeth cleaning to their patients in Charlotte, North Carolina. To schedule your regular cleaning today, call or use the online booking tool.
Teeth cleaning at Skyview Dentistry always begins with a visual exam to assess the health of your gums and teeth, and may also include X-rays, especially if you haven’t had them done in a while, to find any problems that aren’t visible to the naked eye.
After your X-rays, the cleaning process begins. Your hygienist uses specialized instruments to remove areas of tartar and plaque from your teeth. Depending on the level of tartar buildup, this part of the cleaning process may take some time.
After they successfully remove the plaque and tartar, the dentist or hygienist uses a high-powered brush and special toothpaste to give you a thorough polishing, followed by a professional flossing. Lastly, you may be given a fluoride treatment to help prevent cavities and tooth decay until your next cleaning.
Yes. Even if you brush and floss after every meal and before bed, bacteria-harboring plaque can accumulate in the tiniest crevices, grooves, and pits. Over time, your teeth will begin to decay in those areas, which may result in pain and partial or total tooth loss.
Less common, but worth noting, is the possibility that regular dental cleanings may lower your risk of pneumonia by reducing the number of bacteria that reach your lungs.
Arthritis, kidney disease, diabetes, and other conditions have also been connected to oral health, which makes professional teeth cleaning a great preventive tool for your oral and overall health.
Most people should have their teeth cleaned every six months for optimal health. That said, if you have any conditions that warrant more frequent dental cleanings, such as a history of gum disease or tooth decay, you may benefit from more frequent cleanings.
Ultimately, it’s best that you sit down with one of the team members at Skyview Dentistry to come up with a schedule that fits your unique situation.
In between your dental cleanings and consultations at Skyview Dentistry, be sure to maintain good oral habits at home. This includes daily flossing, rinsing, and brushing after meals. It’s also important to drink fluoridated water and use a fluoridated toothpaste.
To stay one step ahead of your dental health, book a teeth cleaning online or call Skyview Dentistry today.