At All Dental Tampa, Florida, our dentists perform dental hygiene exams for patients and conduct teeth cleanings on a regular basis. The dentist uses a small mirror to look inside the mouth of the mouth and removes tartar and plaque around the gum line and between the teeth with the help of a scaler. Hence, it is absolutely normal to hear a ‘scraping’ sound during the procedure.
Regular brushing and flossing sometimes aren’t enough to keep your teeth healthy and your body disease-free. This is why you need to visit your dentist at least twice a year and get your mouth examined for any decay or other possible damage.
The teeth cleaning procedure
Dr. Oneal explains that the greater the tartar in a patient’s mouth, the longer it takes to clean a specific spot. While brushing can prevent the build-up of plaque in your mouth, the existing plaque may sometimes transform into tartar, which can then only be removed by a dentist. There are primarily two reasons why you require teeth cleanings, one is to avoid tooth loss and the other is to help prevent other diseases in your body such as heart disease, diabetes and dementia.
Dental cleanings for your overall health
Dr. Oneal explains that most people assume that the mouth area is separate region and has nothing to do with the remaining body parts. This is actually untrue. Remember, the food we eat enters the body through our mouth. So dental hygiene is extremely important. While some amount of plaque is natural, excessive buildup definitely needs medical attention.
Fluoride application is the last part of the teeth cleaning procedure. This treatment helps in protecting the teeth and battles cavities for months ahead.
Contact All Dental Tampa for teeth cleaning today
Don’t delay teeth cleaning if you are experiencing pain or discomfort while chewing or in general. Contact us to book your teeth cleaning consultation with a member of our professional dental team at All Dental Tampa.