The Importance of Regular Teeth Cleanings
By Tender Care Dentistry
April 16, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Teeth Cleaning  

We all know the importance of good oral hygiene, including thorough and frequent brushing, flossing, rinsing, and avoiding sticky, sugary foods. However, even if you are meticulous with your dental care, it's still important to schedule a regular professional cleaning to keep plaque and decay at bay

Here at Tender Care Dentistry in Charlotte Hall, our team of dentists is here to take care of your professional cleaning needs and keep you on the path of optimal oral wellness.

Why do I need a teeth cleaning?

Brushing and flossing are great ways to prevent cavities and the build-up of tartar, but plaque has a way of creeping up, and it can be difficult to remove without the aid of the professional tools we use in our Charlotte Hall office. If left untreated, plaque and tartar cause tooth decay and gum disease.

A teeth cleaning also allows our dentist or dental hygienist can check for any tooth damage, including chips or cavities, that need to be tended to. From an aesthetic standpoint, a teeth cleaning is a quick and effective way to brighten and whiten your smile.

What can I expect during a teeth cleaning?

At our Charlotte Hall office, your dentist or dental hygienist will use a set of special metal instruments to scrape away any buildup or deposits on your teeth before using a scaler to buff your teeth using vibrations. This will be followed up with a polishing using a gritty gel and a rotating brush. Your mouth will be rinsed and likely brushed one more time manually using a standard toothbrush and paste.

Time for a checkup? Give us a call

Make sure to keep up with your dental cleanings to keep your smile healthy and beautiful! Call Tender Care Dentistry in Charlotte Hall at 301-298-2622 today to make an appointment.