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Teeth Cleaning / Deep Cleanings

Dr. Henes and his dental team are proud to offer a wide variety of services, including teeth cleaning in Aurora, CO.

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. 

How Teeth Cleaning Works

You are likely wondering what happens when you get a professional teeth cleaning. When you arrive, the dentist begins by examining your entire mouth for problems you need to address. The dental professional will then use a small mirror to see behind your teeth while removing plaque and tartar. A lot of people get concerned when they hear scraping noises during this stage, but you have nothing to worry about.

What is the Scraping noise?

The sound is normal, and the amount of scraping you hear depends on how much tartar is on your teeth. Depending on how much buildup you have on your teeth the dental professional might also have to use a high pressure vibrating instrument called a Cavitron. It allows the dental professional to remove large amounts of tartar, plaque, and calculus.  Once everything has been cleaned, a high-powered brush is used to remove remaining tartar and other things that did not come off during the first stage of the cleaning. After flossing your teeth and rinsing your mouth, the application of fluoride is placed on your teeth for additional protection.

How often should you get a cleaning?

Because we are committed to your oral dental care, we recommend a thorough evaluation and cleaning at least every six months.  It is also at this time we will review your oral health goals to make sure that you are meeting them. Whether you are here for a new smile or here for your regular check up, the team at Iliff Family Dental will help you achieve your oral health goals.

The benefits of regular teeth cleaings

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.

During your regular dental exams, we will be completing the following:

  • Update and review details of your medical and dental history, including list of medications.
  • A thorough visual and oral cancer screening.
  • A series of digital dental x–rays that provide information regarding cavities, condition of existing fillings and condition of bone around the teeth and jaws
  • A periodontal dental exam, which helps in the evaluation of your gums.
  • A TMJ and bite evaluation to check for bite problems, worn teeth or jaw joint-related issues.
  • A thorough assessment of individual teeth to look for cavities, broken restorations and cracked teeth. Also, checking to make sure the previous work you’ve had completed is still in great shape.

Prevent Tooth Decay

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.

Avoid Gum Disease

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:

Gingivitis

The most common between the two gum diseases is gingivitis. One of the most prominent signs and symptoms of gingivitis is red and inflamed gums with bleeding when brushing or flossing. Gingivitis occurs when there is build-up of plaque on your teeth that you haven’t cleaned in a while.  The great news about gingivitis is that it can be prevented and even reversed by regular dental cleanings.
When you are seen by our hygienist, they will not only clean the part of the teeth that can be seen, but they will also clean down below the gums to remove any irritants that can cause gingivitis to form.

Periodontitis

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.

Remove Stains

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

Schedule Your Appointment for a Teeth Cleaning in Aurora, CO Today!

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!