One of the key things that you can do to take care of your teeth is to have dental cleanings done regularly by a team of professionals. While you can take care of the cleanliness of your own teeth through daily brushing, flossing and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash; often times it can take a true professional cleaning to ensure that you are not at risk for cavities, or plaque and tartar buildup. Regular dental cleanings are like an oil change for your car: the longer you put it off, the worse the problem gets until it can lead to more serious issues. Getting a regular dental cleaning is crucial to your dental health, and can help brighten your smile.
Regular dental cleanings can help reduce your risk of cavities, and can act as a screening for a wide range of other dental issues. Your dental hygienist is not just checking on the surface of your teeth during a regular cleaning, they are also checking for cavities and areas of concern in your teeth, such as areas of abnormal plaque buildup that can be a sign of poor brushing habits, or receding gum lines that can lead to periodontal disease. Regular dental cleanings can act as an early warning system for your dentist, so they can catch potential problems before they become larger. Small cracks in the enamel of your teeth, an impacted wisdom tooth, or a potential for infection can all be treated early on at a regular cleaning session. It is also a perfect time for you to ask any questions of your dentist, such as concerns about teeth that have been more sensitive than normal or causing you pain.
For some individuals, regular dental cleanings are crucial to maintaining their overall health, as those who are prone to infection or at risk for heart disease can get more serious issues detected early on, allowing for prevention procedures to be put in place. Things like gingivitis and impacted teeth can be dangerous to individuals with a weakened immune system, and should be taken seriously. That is why visiting your dentist’s office for regular cleanings is crucial to preserving both your dental and overall health.
Avoiding regular dental cleanings can lead to increased cavities, as the tartar and plaque buildup will not be removed from your teeth, allowing bacteria to begin to grow in hard to reach areas. Without regular cleanings, you are more susceptible to infections, such as gingivitis and other forms of dental disease. Not only will the overall health of your teeth decrease without regular cleanings, but the aesthetic quality of your smile can be reduced as well, as plaque buildup can darken your smile and lead to staining. And without the early detection of more serious dental issues, you could find yourself needing an extraction to deal with severely infected teeth, leading to more expensive dental fees and time-consuming dental procedures.
The average dental cleaning involves your dental hygienist removing buildup of plaque and tartar on the hard to reach surfaces of your teeth, such as in between your molars and on the backside of your front teeth. By removing this tartar buildup, you are less at risk for bacterial growth, which in turn can help protect your from cavities and dental damages. During a routine cleaning, your dental hygienist will remove tartar buildup, brush and floss your teeth carefully with specialized dental tools, and may apply a fluoride treatment to help protect your teeth from decay. In some cases, dental sealant will be applied to your back molars to help reduce the number of exposed crevices in your teeth, so those teeth will be protected against cavities in the future. A regular dental cleaning may also include x-rays to make sure that there are no hidden concerns that may require further appointments to accurately treat.
Make sure to bring up any concerns you may have to your dental hygienist or your dentist during the cleaning so they can easily treat or assess any problem areas. In some cases, your dentist may schedule a follow up appointment after your cleaning for issues such as cavities or impacted teeth. A dental cleaning is also a perfect time to discuss braces, whitening treatments, and other aesthetic concerns, as they can accurately tell you if you are a good candidate for these services, and can refer you to a specialist or set up an appointment in their office to help you get the dental treatment you need.
Dental cleaning visits should be scheduled twice a year for best results. If you go for too long without a routine cleaning, you can be at risk for more serious dental problems. Visiting your dentist once every six months can help contribute to clean, healthy teeth that are protected against cavities and infection, and can help you avoid more costly dental procedures. If you have any other dental concerns, don’t wait for your bi-annual cleaning to discuss them with your dentist. Early detection is key to helping preserve your oral health, and regular dental visits, while crucial to your dental health, are not a substitute for getting more serious concerns properly treated.
If you are looking for a dental office near you to help take care of your oral health, contact our office today. We take most forms of insurance and are always accepting new patients. Our staff of trained dental professionals would be happy to schedule you for a consultation so you can discuss any dental concerns with our dentistry team. Call Jackson Family Dentistry to set up a dental cleaning appointment and put your best smile forwards!
Our Dentist Office in Jackson Wisconsin, provides full dental care to clients throughout Okaukee, Washington and Waukesha Counties, including the cities of Cedarburg, Colgate, Germantown, Grafton, Hartford, Hubertus, Jackson, Kewaskum, Menomonee Falls, Mequon, Newburg, Richfield, Saukville, Slinger, Thiensville, West Bend, and the surrounding cities.
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✔ DIGITAL X-RAYS
✔ CROWNS / BRIDGES
✔ DENTURES / PARTIALS
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✔ PEDIATRIC CARE-SEALANTS
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person Dr. Scott W. Charmoli D.D.S.
business N168W20060 Main St
Jackson, WI 53037