Why Do You Need Dental Cleanings?
Teeth cleaning is the part of oral hygiene that involves the removal of dental calculus and plaque from teeth to prevent gingivitis, cavities, and periodontal disease.
Undoubtedly, clean and beautiful teeth are key to how we look and feel about ourselves. They give us the confidence to communicate, smile, and socially interact with others.
We know you strive to improve or maintain the brilliance of your teeth and general dental hygiene by flossing, brushing, and regular mouth washing. Although these practices are essential, sometimes they are not enough. They may not entirely remove the toughest plaque and tartar deposits to give you the expected polished smile.
At Aspen Heights Dental, we offer our clients a relatively new approach to dental cleaning that takes away all the traditional irritating dentistry practices and makes the services much more accessible at affordable prices.
Generally, dental cleanings are professional teeth cleaning services performed by dental hygiene specialists only. Do you know that thousands of naturally occurring bacteria that live in our mouths stay on the surface of our teeth? The good news is that some of these bacteria can be removed through routine dental cleanings. Regular and proper dental hygiene limits the harmful bacterial population from growing, thus reducing dental issues such as gum disease and tooth decay.
Types of Dental Cleaning
The dental cleaning is done in two major procedures:
Routine Dental Cleanings
The American Dental Association insists on the importance of brushing your teeth at least twice per day with fluoride-based toothpaste and flossing between the teeth at least once per day to improve dental health. The practices significantly remove loose dirt but may not work best for hard tartar and sticky plaque. Our dental experts, led by Dr. Dorny, use special tools to remove the calculus and sticky plaque from the teeth and gums to prevent gum diseases and treat gingivitis.
We encourage you to visit our dental hygienists for dental exams and teeth cleaning at least once every six months. Even if you are new to the procedures, our professional team will make you comfortable removing the tartar and hardened plaque from your teeth.
Deep Dental Cleaning
Deep dental cleaning, commonly known as scaling and root planning, employs special techniques to remove tartar, plaque, and bacteria below the gum line and the tooth roots. This cleaning procedure is essential because it prevents harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing gum disease, which causes tooth loss. The primary goal of this practice is to get rid of bacteria that hide on the surface of the teeth covered by gums to stop the growth and progression of gum disease.
In most cases, plaque, tartar, and bacteria stick on the surface of the teeth due to roughness. Our dentist team will access the nature of the teeth’ surface and smoothen or plane them if necessary to minimize their chances of sticking or living in these areas. We can also apply an antibiotic gel or oral antibiotics to kill and rinse hard-to-reach bacteria and germs out of your mouth.
Book an Appointment with Our Dental Team
Aspen Heights Dental is a trusted, high-quality dental service provider concerned with your dental health. Our highly skilled and gentle dental team will perfectly polish your teeth and gums to enhance your radiant, healthy smile. We also do dental tests to check for the signs of dental problems such as periodontal diseases, tooth decay, and oral cancer. Sometimes we also use digital x-ray, if necessary, to detect and diagnose potential dental issues.
Take Care of Your Teeth Today!
Regular dental cleanings are essential parts of maintaining oral hygiene. There are different levels of cleaning, some of which can be done at home and others that require you to visit your dental specialist routinely. At Aspen Heights Dental, we are delighted to offer these advanced services. When did you last visit the dentist? If you have not visited one for more than six months, we are pleased to welcome you to our Lehi, Utah office to schedule your next appointment.