One of the most common procedures associated with preventive dentistry are cleanings. Preventive dentistry as a whole focuses on offering procedures and treatments to patients that work to stop the start or progression of oral disease. This can be applied to at-home dental care as well as the treatment you will receive at our office. Brushing, flossing, maintaining a healthy diet and seeing Dr. Nishimura on a regular basis are all factors that can help you avoid dental diseases and will help keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Preventive cleanings are also important because they are instrumental in avoiding tooth decay and gum disease. Flossing, brushing and mouth rinses are all things you can do at home, but they are not enough. It is imperative for you to come to our office on a regular basis so our team of dental experts can ensure there are no signs of disease, rotting or decay. Preventive cleanings at our office will also include a thorough exam that will tell us whether or not your teeth and gums are happy and healthy or are in danger.
Dental Cleaning We Provide at Our Office
Regular cleanings performed by one of our dental hygienists is such a crucial part of the health of your teeth and gums overall. Preventive cleanings are designed to remove plaque and tartar buildup and enhance your oral health. They will also help minimize your risks of gingivitis or periodontal disease.
Using a manual device, the dental hygienists will scale away any heavy plaque or tartar buildup and then will finish the cleaning by polishing your teeth. This is a pleasant procedure that deep cleans the outside surface of your teeth, removes any stains and leaves your mouth feeling fresh and cleaned.
At-Home Care for Your Every Day Preventive Cleanings
Beyond coming into our office for regular cleanings, it is imperative for you to get in the habit of brushing, flossing and using a mouth rinse daily. Brushing your teeth twice a day will wipe away the plaque deposits that begin to form directly after eating and drinking. If you do not brush your teeth at least twice a day you may be at a higher risk for tooth decay and periodontal disease. Flossing is another at-home oral care habit you should get in to, as it is an effective way to clean your teeth where your brush cannot. Using an over-the-counter mouth rinse can work to fight bad breath, remove loose food particles after brushing and freshen your mouth overall. However, it is important to note that mouth rinses are not a substitute for brushing, flossing or regular dental examinations and cleanings.
Preventive dental care is an important part of the dental field because it aims to stop tooth decay, gum disease and other oral diseases from occurring. Call our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nishimura and have peace of mind that you are living with happy, healthy teeth and gums.