Caring for your teeth and preventing the early signs of tooth decay is critical to ensuring that your pearly whites remain strong and shiny for many years. At Apple Dental Care, our family dentists believe that preventative care and regular dental cleanings can keep dental diseases and signs of damage at bay, giving you a healthy, strong smile you can be proud of!
Dental CleaningsRegular dental cleanings and polishing performed by an Apple Dental Care dentist will ensure that your teeth are healthy and free of plaque. Dental cleanings maintain the overall health of your entire mouth including gums, inner cheeks and tongue, making it an absolutely essential dental procedure.
Here’s how dental cleanings work:
During the cleaning procedure, our dentists will employ different cleaning techniques to rid your tooth enamel of plaque and tartar. Plaque is a layer of bacteria which clings to your teeth and can weaken them.
Tartar is a stronger form of plaque which cannot be removed by brushing and which requires a stronger cleaning treatment. The removal of plaque and tartar reduces the risk of gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Manual instruments and powerful jet sprays of water are used to clean and remove the plaque and lighter layers of tartar deposits. For heavier tartar deposits, ultrasonic beams may be used. Cleaning of the gums, tongue and the inner cheeks is also performed during your routine cleaning.
The cleaning is then followed by polishing, to remove stains and other marks from the surface of the tooth using special polishing solutions. The cleaning and polishing session will leave your teeth fresh and squeaky clean.
Preventative dental care is achieved by combined patient and dentist efforts. Your dentist at Apple Dental Care will educate and guide you to follow proper dental hygiene and care practices at home. Cavities are the root cause of all dental problems and should be prevented by following the right oral hygiene and care practices. Regular brushing and flossing should be performed twice a day to remove food particles lodged between teeth.
To prevent cavities from occurring, you need to take special precautions. Maintain a well-balanced diet and avoid foods high in sugar, which cause cavities. Use a fluoride toothpaste to strengthen your tooth enamel and to further prevent cavities.
With the right preventative care mindset and regular dental cleanings, you can easily maintain your dental health and fight the risks of dental disease.