At Tippit Dental Group, we are calling on all Texans to “get washed up.” Dental cleanings are an important part of your oral hygiene routine. Along with daily brushing and flossing, a cleaning is the first line of defense against periodontal disease. Your gums are the foundation of a healthy mouth. Keeping your gums healthy and strong can help ensure your teeth outlast you.
Routine dental examinations go hand in hand with dental cleanings. It is important to have your dentist take a look at your teeth and review your X-rays when you get your teeth cleaned.
The Dental Cleaning Process
Your dental cleaning should last about an hour. Your hygienist will review your medical and dental history and discuss any concerns you may have. Dental x-rays will be taken if you are due for them. Measurements will be taken to determine the current health of your gums. More advanced stages of periodontal disease will need a different type of cleaning and will be discussed if needed.
Our hygienists will clean your teeth using a variety of the latest technology and methods. Once all the plaque and tartar is removed, your teeth will be flossed and polished.
The dentist will step in at some point during your cleaning and take a look at your teeth and review your x-rays. This is an important step in preventing dental problems from getting larger and more destructive. Small problems get small fixes!
Be sure to ask all your questions that you may have. It is our goal that you are well informed and fully understand the state of your oral health.