Dental cleanings & oral hygiene visits maintain healthy smiles in Paxton, MA
Great oral health starts at home with regular toothbrushing and flossing and maintaining a healthy diet. The other key component to maintaining healthy teeth and gums is seeing the dentist at least twice per year for regular professional dental cleanings and check-ups. At Paxton Dental Care in Paxton, MA, preventive care is at the heart of our practice and we love seeing our patients for their routine oral hygiene visits
Purpose of dental cleanings
Brushing and flossing each day go a long way towards keeping your smile healthy, but even the most diligent patients can miss hard-to-reach spots or have habits that can lead to the buildup of plaque and tartar. Once it has built up, hardened tartar can no longer be removed with brushing and flossing alone, and if left on your teeth, it can lead to a variety of oral health issues such as cavities and decay. Oral hygiene visits are designed to not just remove these substances from your teeth, but also protect them from future damage. In addition, periodontitis and oral hygiene go hand-in-hand, and professional dental cleanings can help you avoid gum recession, loose teeth, and tooth loss associated with gum disease.
- After performing a visual inspection of your teeth and gums and taking any x-rays as indicated, we gently scale your teeth for tartar removal, as well as bacteria and plaque removal
- Using a gritty toothpaste, we perform a teeth polishing procedure to give your teeth a pearly white sheen and reduce the surface area that bacteria and sticky plaque can cling to
- We floss between your teeth and gums to remove any leftover debris and then rinse with clean water
- Finally, we perform any preventive care measures such as the application of fluoride or sealants as appropriate for you or your child
A short visit to see us twice per year for dental cleanings & oral hygiene check-ups can help you avoid extra time in the dental chair and money out of your wallet. In some cases, patients suffering from gum disease can also benefit from periodic dental deep cleanings and gum cleanings, which we will recommend as needed. To schedule your exam and cleaning, call Paxton Dental Care in Paxton, MA today! Our office can be reached at (508) 557-2400.