Regular Dental Cleanings & Check-Ups Help Keep You Smiling
Do you avoid showing your teeth when you smile for pictures? Can you remember the last time you had a dentist’s visit? Regular dental cleanings and check-ups from Cornerstone Dental Centre can have you smiling with confidence again. We strive to provide a relaxed environment that minimizes anxiety about going to the dentist so that you will be encouraged to keep up the routine appointments to maintain your dental health.
What Happens at a Dental Cleaning and Check-Up?
Dental cleanings help make your teeth look brighter, but they are not solely cosmetic. Before cleaning and polishing the stains from your teeth, our dentists will first perform a dental hygiene examination to check your teeth and gums for signs of gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer. X-rays may also be taken to see the roots of your teeth beneath the gums, but they are not always required for every visit. If there are any areas of concern, your dentist recommending a treatment plan.
The dentist or dental assistant will then conduct a dental deep cleaning to scrape away any buildup of plaque and calculus (tartar) from your teeth. Plaque is a nearly invisible film of bacteria, food, and saliva that builds upon the teeth which can cause cavities and tooth decay. When plaque hardens, it becomes calculus, which requires specialized dental cleaning tools to remove. Therefore, it is important to have regular check-ups to control the level of plaque in your mouth. Once your teeth are cleaned and polished, a layer of fluoride is applied to strengthen the enamel.
Why Are Dental Cleaning and Check-Ups Important?
Regular dental check-ups are important for maintaining your oral health. While your home routine of brushing and flossing can minimize the number of cavity-causing bacteria in your mouth, it isn’t sufficient to remove all the plaque and tartar that harbors that bacteria. Allowing tartar to build up along the gum line can cause several issues, including cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. Having regularly scheduled appointments prevents many tooth and gum issues, as well as catching them early enough to be dealt with before they get worse.
In addition, dental cleaning and polishing will help your teeth look brighter and whiter. There’s nothing like the smooth feeling of your teeth after a fresh dental cleaning. Having your teeth professionally cleaned at least once or twice a year improves your appearance so that you can keep smiling.
How Often Are Dental Cleaning and Check-Ups Needed?
The frequency of dental teeth cleanings and check-ups recommended will depend on your overall state of oral health. For those with generally healthy teeth and gums, a preventative care visit once every six to twelve months should be sufficient for maintenance. However, more frequent visits may be advised if your teeth tend to accumulate plaque and calculus more quickly, or if you have oral health issues such as misaligned teeth or gum disease. We understand that everyone’s mouth is different, and your treatment schedule will be determined by your individual oral health needs.
Why Should You Choose Cornerstone Dental Centre?
Going to the dentist doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. At Cornerstone Dental Centre, we strive to create a friendly and comfortable atmosphere and use the most up-to-date techniques to shorten your appointment times. Our knowledgeable dentists and dental assistants are experienced in providing general and cosmetic dentistry services for people of all ages in Fort Saskatchewan. When we see your smile, we know that we have provided the highest level of dental care.
Contact Cornerstone Dental Centre
If you haven’t had a dental cleaning and check-up in a while, chances are you are overdue. We can assure you that your visit will be as quick and stress-free as possible. Give us a call at 780-900-8043 to find out how we can help you maintain your oral health, or use our online form to schedule an appointment.