At Dental Solutions in the Glendale AZ area, we strive to protect your teeth from common dental problems such as cavities, tooth decay, tartar buildup, and loose crowns or broken sealants.
While home dental care practices are crucial in preventative dental care, dental cleanings are able to remove additional plaque and tartar that home brushing cannot reach and remove.
What is a professional cleaning?
A professional teeth cleaning is performed by either a licensed dentist or licensed dental hygienist in a professional dental office environment to ensure that your teeth, gums, and mouth are disease-free, plaque-free, and to provide a solid foundation for future health.
Typically, a teeth cleaning will consist of the following preventive services:
- Cleaning of teeth and dentures (removal of plaque/tartar)
- Stain removal& Fluoride Administration
- Teeth polishing
- Possible sealants (children)
And the following examination services:
- Oral cancer examination and possible screening
- Gum tissue examination
- Biting, chewing, and swallowing pattern examination
- Possible X-ray examination to identify decay or to check patient-reported concerns
- Possible specialist referral if the patient needs additional, more intensive treatment
Why is it important to clean your teeth regularly?
Our teeth, gums, and mouth require care in order to avoid disease and damage such as oral cancers, gum recession, gum disease, and chipped or cracked teeth. A regular teeth cleaning can prevent these conditions and help to address those that are in early stages before they become more destructive.
According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), it is best to receive a dental cleaning every six months from either a professional dentist or dental hygienist. We recommend 1-3 dental cleaning visits per year depending on your current age, teeth type, and gum condition.
In addition to regular teeth cleanings, it is important to care for teeth at home. We recommend that you brush your teeth twice a day as well as rinse with a mouthwash and floss. Good oral hygiene not only eliminates the discomfort of sensitivity that some patients with poor oral hygiene may experience, but is also the best way to prevent common gum and tooth diseases.