For anyone who has lived in Texas for a good period of time, then you’ve probably heard the phrase “Get washed up.” Typically it was before dinner and you had been outside all day. Well, at Tippit Dental, we’re calling all Texans to wash up, but not for dinner. This is for a dental cleaning that should be done every six months.
Our Tippit Dental offices in Memorial, Cypress, Brenham, and Bellville, are all about keeping our patients’ teeth clean and clear of any cavities. A teeth cleaning is always the best way, along with daily brushing and flossing, to keep gums strong and free of periodontal disease.
Keeping the Teeth of Texans Clean
You might be wondering what exactly happens during a dental cleaning. Although it’s an incredibly important part of keeping your teeth healthy, it is an easy and straightforward process that won’t take up very much of your time.
Each patient receives a dental cleaning from one of our certified dental hygienists. They’re all awesome, so no worries there. Here is the simple process of a teeth cleaning:
- Floss: A good flossing is how we get started. We go through each tooth and remove any particles that may be in between teeth. This is also a good way to discover the state of your gums. If there is any bleeding, this could be a sign of gum disease.
- Scaling: Our dental hygienist will then use a scaler to scrape away any plaque and tartar left on the teeth. This is necessary to do because even if you do your due diligence of brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and rinsing every day, it may not be enough to keep some plaque from sticking to your teeth.
- Polishing: After flossing and scaling your teeth, our dental hygienist will polish every tooth. This allows our hygienist to remove any loose plaque or tartar, and will also make your teeth feel incredibly clean and smooth.
A State of Clean
Once your dental cleaning is complete, you will definitely feel the clean. One of the most important parts of a dental cleaning is what comes after the procedure.
It’s great to get your teeth cleaned thoroughly, but it’s also very important to know if you’re doing enough for the health of your teeth, or if you need to do more. Our dental hygienist will show you any areas in your mouth that may be cause for concern. There may be teeth that get passed over when you’re brushing and flossing. That’ll stand out and we’ll let you know.
If there are any signs of potential cavities, we’ll let you know if you just need to focus your brushing, or if you need a dental filling.
If there are any signs of gum disease, we’ll inform you of ways to help battle it and prevent it from reoccurring.
Whatever the state of your oral health, our Tippit Dental staff will keep you completely informed. We want every single one of our patients to know that we are looking out for their best health.
If it has been more than six months since you’re last dental cleaning, then you should consider making an appointment with one of our Tippit Dental offices. We have four dentist locations in Memorial, Cypress, Brenham, and Bellville.