Teeth Cleaning Roslyn NY
A professional teeth cleaning is one of the most important aspects of proper oral care, particularly if you have had implants or other restorative or cosmetic dentistry. A dental cleaning protects against gum disease and tooth decay; it also ensures your implants and the surrounding gums are in top condition.
What is a Professional Teeth Cleaning Like?
The dentist or a dental hygienist uses special tools to deep clean your teeth and gums, removing plaque and tartar. This helps prevent dental caries, gum disease, and many other periodontal problems. If you have dental implants, the cleaning eliminates debris, plaque, and tartar that may have built up at the base of the implants and the surrounding tissue.
Dental Tools for Teeth Cleaning
Your dentist or dental hygienist uses a variety of specially designed instruments to clean your teeth and gums, including an ultrasonic cleaner to remove plaque and tartar, a hand scraper to remove stubborn plaque, and a rotary toothbrush with a polishing toothpaste. They will also floss your teeth and, if appropriate, apply a fluoride treatment to your natural teeth to strengthen and preserve the enamel.
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Benefits of Regular Dental Cleanings
Even if you take excellent care of your teeth at home, regular dental cleanings are recommended for several reasons, including:
- Special instruments help remove plaque and tartar brushing cannot remove
- Your dentist and hygienist check for oral cancers and early signs of gum disease
- Dental cleanings allow dental professionals to spot cavities early
- If you have restorations or implants, your dentist can make sure they are still in good working order
- Bad breath reduction
- Removes stains and discoloration not removed by brushing
Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene at Home
Taking good care of your teeth and gums between visits to the dentist is essential. Daily brushing and flossing are critical. We suggest brushing twice a day and flossing each night before brushing. This loosens any debris so you can brush it away. Use a soft bristle brush and a circular motion, brushing for at least two minutes every time. Avoid stiff brushes, as they can damage the enamel on your teeth.
A few other steps you can take to keep your teeth and gums healthy include:
- Avoid sugary foods and beverages
- Avoid smoking and chewing tobacco
- Do not use your teeth to open packages
- Avoid alcohol
- Do not go to bed without brushing your teeth
- Brush your tongue
- Use a fluoride toothpaste
- Schedule yourself for professional teeth cleaning every six months