A thorough dental cleaning does more than just give you fresh breath for the day: It also enhances your oral health. At Vida Dental in Whitestone, New York, Maria-Teresa Ioannou, DDS, provides dental cleanings for anyone 12 and older. Call Vida Dental to schedule your next cleaning and exam, or book an appointment online today.
A dental cleaning is a professional preventive service you can get from your dentist at Vida Dental. Your provider thoroughly cleans your teeth after closely examining them and reporting any possible issues, like cavities or gum disease. Some of your cleanings also involve X-rays for a closer inspection.
Once the exam portion of your cleaning appointment is complete, your provider removes plaque and tartar (hardened bacterial buildup) using a sharp tool. Then, they clean and polish your teeth with gritty toothpaste and floss the spaces in between. After a final rinse, they may apply a fluoride treatment.
Absolutely everyone can benefit from dental cleanings, and you get the most out of them by getting them consistently every six months. These cleanings help you avoid serious dental complications and can help you maintain the results of a dental treatment you’ve had in the past.
Regular cleanings can help you avoid complications with your:
You should continue to get cleanings whether or not you’ve had any of these treatments in the past. Most people benefit from getting them twice yearly, but your dentist might suggest more frequent cleanings if you’re prone to specific dental issues.
Cleanings improve your oral health by keeping your mouth clear of bacteria. Even if you brush and floss every day at home, bacteria builds up gradually and hardens on the surfaces of your teeth. Removing this bacteria every so often is crucial for long-term oral health.
Professional dental cleanings can help you avoid or minimize the following:
Increasing evidence points to a strong connection between your oral health and overall health, called the oral-systemic connection. This means oral hygiene impacts your overall health and longevity, including your cardiovascular health. This is another reason why it’s important to keep up on preventive cleanings with your dentist.
Call Vida Dental or schedule a visit online today if you're due for a dental cleaning.