Regular dental cleanings keep your teeth and gums healthy, preventing oral health problems now and in the future. Michael Godoy, DMD, Rodolfo A. Olmos, DDS, and the team at Hallmark Dental in Kissimmee, Florida, take a proactive approach to oral care and provide dental cleanings in a friendly, comfortable environment. To schedule your dental cleaning, call or book an appointment online today.
Dental cleanings, also called teeth cleanings, are routine dental treatments that remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums.
Plaque is a sticky film made by the bacteria in your mouth. When not brushed or flossed away, plaque hardens into tartar. You can’t brush or floss away tartar, trapping bacteria on your teeth and under your gums, leading to tooth decay and gum disease.
During your dental cleaning at Hallmark Dental, your dental hygienist uses special tools to remove the plaque and tartar. Regular dental cleaning helps prevent dental problems like cavities and gum disease.
Your dentist or dental hygienist at Hallmark Dental determines when you need dental cleanings. In general, you should schedule a cleaning every six months. However, if you have gum disease or tartar buildup, you may need more frequent visits.
The team may also recommend more frequent dental cleanings if you have a health condition that increases your risk of developing cavities or gum disease like diabetes.
Dental cleanings are routine dental procedures. While lying in the dental chair, your dental hygienist examines your teeth using a small dental mirror. Then, they use a scaler to scrape away the plaque and tartar from around your gum line and in between your teeth.
The more tartar you have, the longer your cleaning will take.
After your hygienist removes the plaque and tartar, they floss and polish your teeth. They may also apply fluoride to your teeth and teach you how to floss and brush your teeth properly at home.
Your dentist and hygienist at Hallmark Dental provide specific instructions on taking care of your teeth in between dental cleanings. They recommend brushing at least twice a day and flossing once a day.
They also talk to you about your diet and the types of food that may increase your risk of cavities, such as sugary drinks and sticky carbohydrates foods like pretzels and potato chips.
Regular dental cleanings help you keep your smile healthy and bright. Call Hallmark Dental or schedule your cleaning online today.