Dental Cleanings – Good Dental Hygiene Means Better Health

Even if you aren’t experiencing any problems with your teeth or dental health, it’s essential to attend dental cleanings at least twice a year. Hygiene appointments help you stay on top of your dental health, remove plague tartar and food build-up, and identify signs of more serious health problems. A simple cleaning appointment can spot the early signs of gum disease, tooth decay, and even oral cancer, so it’s well worth prioritizing, no matter what age you are.

What Can I Expect From My Dental Cleaning Appointment?

We understand that not everyone likes going to the dentist, so our aim is to make you feel as comfortable as possible during your appointment.

We’ll start off by completing a thorough assessment of your dental hygiene, then gently remove any build-up, plaque, or tartar that could cause problems down the line. We’ll also keep an eye out for any signs of developing tooth decay or gum disease, and complete a simple oral cancer screening. The whole appointment usually lasts no longer than an hour, but it’s usually quicker if you maintain good dental hygiene at home!

To put your mind at ease, we’ll also answer any questions you may have throughout your visit, and talk you through each step of the dental cleaning process. You’ll leave with a brighter smile, a healthier mouth, and personalized tips on how to look after your teeth.

Dental Cleanings: What Are The Benefits?

The American Dental Association recommends that people attend dental cleaning appointments every six months. Here’s why:

It’s no secret that poor dental hygiene leads to gum disease and tooth decay, but did you know it can also lead to other physical illnesses? The American Academy of Periodontology has dubbed periodontal disease as ‘the most infectious disease on earth’. Why? Because it’s linked to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and respiratory disease. These are health problems no one wants, and they pose a far bigger inconvenience than attending regular dental cleaning appointments.

Are you often embarrassed by bad breath? Regular dental cleanings may solve the issue. In fact, halitosis – or bad breath – is often caused by the anaerobic bacteria that live in your mouth. Having your teeth cleaned by a professional will get rid of that nasty bacterial build-up, targeting the hard-to-shift plaque and tartar you can’t clean at home.

When you look better, you feel better. After a dental cleaning appointment, your mouth will feel fresh, shiny, and new, giving you a reason to smile. Knowing your teeth are free of bacterial build-up, plaque, and tartar, you’ll leave our office feeling much more confident than when you walked in!

When we want something to last long, we look after it well, and our teeth should be no exception. Our dentists can spot the early signs of tooth decay and even offer individualized tips on what you can do to prevent premature tooth loss.
Our dental cleaning appointments come with an oral screening as standard, which can help spot the early signs of oral cancer. The screening is super quick, straightforward, and gives you that peace of mind that you’re taking extra steps to look after your health.

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Dental Cleanings FAQs

My teeth don’t give me problems. Do should I still book a dental cleaning appointment?

Even if you’ve never experienced problems with your teeth, it’s essential to have them cleaned professionally every six months. Doing so can help prevent problems from arising in the future, and will spot issues before you experience symptoms.

How long will my appointment last?

The length of your appointment will depend on a number factors, such as how effective your at-home cleaning regime is, and the time since your last appointment. In general, our dental cleaning appointments take up no longer than an hour, with most visits lasting between 30 and 40 minutes.

Are dental cleanings painful?

Dental cleanings are not painful. If you feel uncomfortable at any point during your appointment, our friendly team is happy to do what they can to make you feel better. It is our goal to help you feel as in control and confident as possible.

Think It’s Time For A Clean?

Book a dental cleaning appointment with one of our friendly dentists today. Or if you have some questions you’d like to ask us first, give us a call or book a free consultation.

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