We all love to maintain the health of your teeth, and we take steps everyday to reach that goal. You probably brush your teeth multiple times each day and use a mouth rinse to kill the germs in your mouth. Although these steps can do wonders to protect your oral health, they won’t always give you the results you need. That’s because flossing and brushing with a toothbrush can only reach certain areas effectively. It’s vital you reach out to a dentist in your area if you are serious about keeping your teeth in top shape. Opting for teeth cleaning services at least twice a year gives you a smile you can be proud of. Not only can it give you the smile you always wanted, when coming in for regular bi-annual cleanings your dentist will complete an exam to make sure you don’t have any concerns or issues in your mouth that could cause you pain at some point.
Most dental problems start small, but grow rapidly. Regular dental exams are the best way to eliminate the growth phase of dental problems and minimize the time and money you spend in the dental chair.
Also, we recognize and follow the guidelines placed by the ADA and the use of fluoride during our dental exams. Topical fluoride has many benefits from strengthening your teeth, helping with sensitivity, and most importantly, it’s a safe and effective way of preventing tooth decay. Because of these benefits for our patients, we advise and recommend fluoride treatment at every dental check-up.
You are now ready to explore the benefits you receive from a professional teeth cleaning service. Since brushing and flossing at home are not always enough to remove things that can damage your teeth, going to the dentist is even more important. By removing tartar and plaque, the dentist can lower your odds of getting cavities. You might not want to go to the dentist because you believe the experience is uncomfortable, but it’s a small price to pay when you consider the alternative.
Most people know that keeping their teeth clean can prevent cavities and other problems from happening. They don’t always consider the importance of preventing gum disease, and you can’t let yourself fall into that trap if you value your health. If gum disease progresses, it can spread to and damage your jawbone. Think of it as the foundation of your house is starting to give way. Gums that bleed easily when you brush your teeth are the first warning sign that you are at risk for gum disease, and you should take fast action to combat the threat. Regular visits to your dentist lower your chance of getting gum disease and help keep your mouth clean and healthy.
During your cleaning, a dental hygienist will carefully examine your teeth, mouth and gums and pre-screen for any signs of decay, periodontal disease or other problems. Our dental hygienists are highly trained and licensed oral-health professionals. They are qualified to provide you with valuable educational, clinical and therapeutic services to enhance your oral and overall health. To help determine if you are suffering from gum disease, radiographs (x-rays) will be taken along with measurements of your gums. The combination of both exams will help us determine if you are actually suffering from a form of gum disease.
Gum disease, believe it or not, is more common than many people think. The good news is that once treated, gum disease can be prevented by dental cleanings. There are two forms of gum disease:
Just like gingivitis, periodontitis has similar signs and symptoms but there is one key difference. Periodontitis is different than gingivitis because in addition to the buildup of tartar, plaque, and calculus there is bone loss. Because of the bone loss and increased build-up under your gums, our hygienist will have to complete a deep cleaning.
With a deep cleaning, we will use numbing medication to make you as comfortable as possible during the procedure. Once everything has been removed, we would like to see you again in 4-6 weeks to see how your gums are healing. After the deep cleaning and follow up, it is important to continue to follow up every 3-4 months to get regular dental cleanings and to prevent further bone loss.
Letting a dental professional clean your teeth does much more than keep your mouth healthy and in top shape. In addition to keeping diseases and cavities at bay, it also improves the look of your smile by removing stains. You will love the way you
If you are interested in learning more about our dental cleanings, call 303-695-0102 or book an appointment with our 5-star-rated dentist. We are conveniently located on Iliff near I-225. During your session, our experienced dentist and team will take the time to answer all your questions about our treatments, our office, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us! Come to experience Iliff Family Dental and our unmatched patient experience! You will quickly see why people in Aurora, CO love us!