During a routine dental cleaning, our dental professionals at Mynt Dental focus on providing comprehensive dental cleaning services to ensure optimal oral health. The process begins with the removal of plaque and tartar, which can build up over time and contribute to gum disease and tooth decay. Our skilled hygienists perform deep scaling and gum care to eliminate any stubborn deposits and promote healthy gums. Regular teeth cleanings are essential for maintaining good oral hygiene, but how often should you get your teeth cleaned? Our team recommends scheduling regular dental cleanings every six months as part of your general oral health care check-up. With our commitment to professional dental hygiene, we aim to provide a thorough and comfortable cleaning experience that leaves your teeth and gums feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Maintaining Healthy Teeth
Dental cleanings are procedures involving the removal of dental plaque deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Did you know that your teeth are continually bathed in saliva which contains calcium and other substances? Those ingredients actually help strengthen and protect the teeth. Although this is a good thing, it also means that we tend to get a build-up of calcium deposits in the teeth. This chalky substance will sooner or later build up over time, like limescale in a pipe or kettle. Often, it is tooth colored and can easily be mistaken as part of the dentition, but it also can vary in color – from brown to black, depending on the duration the plaque has been there.
If the scale or calculus is allowed to pile up on the teeth, it will, unfortunately, provide the perfect conditions for these microorganisms to thrive next to the gums. The objective of dental cleanings and polishing is essential to leave the surfaces of the teeth smooth and clean so that dental flora are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping the pearly whites clean during your regular home care.
You are probably aware that most dentists recommend that you get professional dental cleanings, or prophylaxis, every six months.
The term dental prophylaxis means the “elimination of dental plaque, dental calculus, and stains from the exposed and unexposed surfaces of the teeth via scaling and polishing as a preventive measure for the control of local irritants.”
Some people will still hesitate to attend a professional dental cleaning every 6 months to a year. Whether or not you floss regularly at home, nothing can be better than an expert flossing session! Your dental hygienist can get deep in the gaps between teeth and identify any potential trouble spots where you might experience bleeding at the gums margins.
However, that being said, depending on what your dentist or dental hygienist observes in your mouth, they might do other forms of diagnostics during your visit. For kids, a dentist may recommend molar sealants to help prevent cavities in places that are hard to reach
Maintaining a Healthy Smile
Regardless of whether you need any additional steps or not, the key is to keep going back to the dentist for your fixed teeth cleanings to prevent problems altogether. By understanding what’s going on in advance, you’ll feel more at ease — and maybe even look forward to these important appointments!