Did you know that consistent, professional dental cleaning can support your lifelong oral health? To help you avoid tooth decay and gum disease, Anna Vaysman, DMD, and the skilled dental staff at Scottsdale Dental Bottega perform thorough dental cleanings. Contact Scottsdale Dental Bottega now to make an appointment for a smile that makes you feel confident.
FAQs about teeth cleaning
What does a dental cleaning by a professional entail?
A professional teeth cleaning improves your at-home oral hygiene routine and aids in the prevention of oral health problems.
The Scottsdale Dental Bottega team recommends that you floss at least once daily, use an antiseptic mouthwash everyday, and brush your teeth at least twice daily.
Any residual bacteria that may naturally gather on your teeth and eventually develop into plaque can be removed when you visit your dentist for a cleaning because they have the equipment and knowledge to do so. If the plaque is not removed, it hardens into tartar, which can cause dental decay, gum disease, and even the loss of a tooth.
To help you maintain good dental health throughout your life, professional dental cleanings should occur at least twice a year.
What occurs when I get my teeth professionally cleaned?
visual assessment of your dental health
Your dental specialist inspects your teeth, bite, gums, jaw, and mouth before starting your cleaning. We also review your medical background and history.
removing tartar and plaque
Following your oral examination, your dentist uses a specialized dental instrument to remove any tartar and plaque from your teeth.
To effectively clean your teeth, a grainy toothpaste is used with an electric toothbrush to polish your teeth and remove any lingering plaque.
Your dentist flosses your teeth and instructs you to rinse to remove any remaining debris.
Application of Fluoride
Applying fluoride to your teeth is the last step to help shield them from potential tooth decay.
The procedure is quick, easy, and painless. While you might experience some poking, scraping, and occasional jaw soreness from leaving your mouth open, the entire process takes just 30 minutes to an hour to complete.
How frequently should I have my teeth cleaned?
Scottsdale Dental Bottega advises scheduling a cleaning every six months. However, your dentist might advise more frequent cleanings if you have more other medical complications or health problems.
For instance, you may require more frequent cleanings if you have diabetes or other medical conditions that could put you at increased risk for oral health problems in the future.
Contact the welcoming team at Scottsdale Dental Bottega to make an appointment for a dental cleaning.