Proper teeth cleanings protect your teeth against decay, gum disease, and other damaging dental concerns. At Advanced Dentistry, cosmetic and general dentists Varghese John, DMD, Sanaz Rouhani, DDS, and their team use the latest technology to keep your smile free of tooth decay and damage. To make an appointment, call the office in Sugar Land, Texas, or book online today.
A teeth cleaning is a preventive treatment that removes plaque from your teeth and gums.
Plaque is a clingy type of bacteria that causes tooth decay, commonly called cavities. Once plaque sticks to your teeth, it releases toxins that eat away at your protective tooth enamel. It begins to erode your teeth and can even travel beneath your gumline.
Regular teeth cleanings ensure that plaque can’t accumulate on your teeth. By removing plaque, teeth cleanings minimize your risk of serious dental concerns and reduce your need for restorative treatments.
When you arrive for your teeth cleaning, your provider performs a dental exam. This part of the cleaning involves assessing your face, jaw, and neck to check for swelling or other abnormalities.
Next, your provider looks inside your mouth to detect signs of tooth erosion. They also view your soft tissues, such as your tongue and inner cheeks, to identify abnormal growths or lesions. Before performing your cleaning, your provider may take digital X-rays to view your tooth-supporting tissue and bone.
For the cleaning, your provider uses a special device to remove plaque from your teeth. They also use a high-powered toothbrush to clear away any leftover debris and bacteria. Finally, your provider flosses each of your teeth.
They may apply a tooth-strengthening fluoride treatment to protect your smile after your cleaning.
The experienced providers at Advanced Dentistry recommend scheduling a teeth cleaning once every six months. Frequent visits can prevent plaque buildup and help you avoid restorative dental work, like crowns, bridges, and dental implants.
If you have multiple cavities, gum disease, or another concern, your provider may suggest additional visits.
Teeth cleanings eliminate bacteria to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Routine teeth cleanings can help prevent a wide range of dental issues, including:
To schedule a teeth cleaning, make an appointment at Advanced Dentistry by calling the office or booking online today.
We treat patients for dental implants, full mouth rehab, crowns, dental cleanings, implant supported dentures, and more. We accept most PPO Dental insurance. Call us to book your appointment today.