Dental Cleanings in Oakville
Central Oakville Dental Care offers a comprehensive range of dental services in Oakville. Along with regular brushing and flossing, dental appointments that include cleanings and examinations should be part of your regular dental care routine to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
While visiting the dentist isn’t something that everyone likes to do, appointments for regular cleanings and checkups not only keep your teeth looking their best but can help prevent dental problems from occurring or from worsening in which case more extensive dental work may be needed.
Why are dental cleanings important?
If you regularly brush and floss your teeth, you may be wondering why you would also need to visit your Oakville dentist to have your teeth professionally cleaned.
As bacteria build up in our mouths, it forms a sticky substance called plaque. This is the white stuff that you may see on your dental floss. While brushing and flossing can do a pretty good job of removing plaque, we don’t always get it all or sometimes, we may leave it too long.
When plaque remains on our teeth for too long, it hardens into a substance called tartar. Tartar cannot be removed by brushing or flossing alone, so it requires professional dental cleaning to remove it. Over time, the build-up of tartar can lead to tooth decay and gum disease which not only impacts our dental health but can also have negative consequences for our overall health. By getting regular dental cleanings in Oakville, you are protecting your overall physical health.
What is involved in dental cleaning?
Dental cleanings are typically done in the same appointment that you have your dental check-up (although they can be done in standalone appointments as well).
Typically, your dental hygienist will begin with a process called scaling which uses manual or sometimes ultrasonic instruments to scrape the tartar off of your teeth. Your hygienist will go over each tooth carefully to ensure that it is free of tartar.
Once the scaling process is complete, your hygienist will use an electric polishing brush to give your teeth that extra shine. It will feel great to leave the dental office with your mouth feeling clean and fresh.
How often should I get a dental cleaning?
For most patients in Oakville, it is recommended that they get their teeth professionally cleaned every six months. Depending on your teeth and any conditions you may have however, your Oakville dentist may recommend coming in more often. If you are more prone to gum disease or cavities, your dentist may recommend more regular cleanings as a precautionary measure.
If you find that you are having to go in for dental fillings more often than you would like, you can also speak to your dentist about getting more regular cleanings as well as advice on any dietary modifications.
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Has it been a while since your last dental cleaning and are you due for one? If so, contact Central Oakville Dental Clinic today to make an appointment for a cleaning.
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