Dental cleanings are essential in maintaining excellent oral health. Even if you brush twice a day and floss regularly, food can become lodged into tiny crevices one and between your teeth. These food particles can fester and harbor bacteria which cause gum disease and cavities. If you want to protect your smile, come to Sopris Smiles for a teeth cleaning today!
Cleanings Start with an Exam
Before your hygienist begins removing plaque and tartar, they'll thoroughly check your tooth and gum health. This is achieved by using a mirror so that they can have eyes on hard-to-see places in your mouth. They are checking for:
- Signs of gum disease
- Worn-down teeth
- Evidence of poor brushing techniques
- Residual tartar and plaque are on your teeth
How Hygienists Perform Teeth Cleaning Procedures
After a complete oral examination, your hygienist will use specialized tools to scrape away plaque and tartar buildups from the surface of your teeth. Plaque and tartar are the result of bacteria settling and calcifying on your teeth - if left untouched, these accumulations release toxins that irritate your gums and cause bad breath.
After scraping away the plaque and tartar, the next step is a professional flossing. This will help remove any food particles caught between tight spaces between teeth. Finally, you'll receive a special mouth wash that will eliminate bacteria and leave your breath feeling fresh.
We also offer fluoride treatments as part of our cleaning process. Fluoride is a mineral that is molecularly-compatible with the calcium on your teeth. When we use fluoride, the molecules easily integrate into the enamel, creating a protective layer that prevents cavities and other forms of decay. You'll be allowed to pick your preferred flavor, and the treatment will last only a minute.
Schedule Your Teeth Cleaning Appointment Today!
Don't wait any longer! Maintaining excellent oral health is no easy feat. It takes time, patience, and two dentist appointments a year. Do yourself a favor, and schedule a cleaning today. There is no better way to ensure your mouth is healthy than by coming in for a professional cleaning.