Dental cleanings are an important part of your dental hygiene routine and preventative dentistry. Dental cleanings every six months help keep your teeth in great condition and help us discover any oral health issues you have in its earliest stages. At McDonald DDS, we offer gentle and effective cleanings, helping you stay on top of your oral health.
Why Professional Cleanings are Important
You may think that you do a good enough job cleaning your teeth every day, so why bother with a professional cleaning? While we do not doubt that you do a great job with your oral hygiene, nothing compares to the cleaning we can provide.
Our dental hygienists use high-powered electric toothbrushes with professional strength toothpaste to get to the areas you may not reach. Our professional-grade toothpaste is also more abrasive than your traditional toothpaste, which helps create a brighter, whiter smile just from the cleaning itself.
Professional cleanings also help eliminate plaque and tartar. While regular brushing should keep plaque away, if left untouched, it turns into tartar, which only our hygienists can remove. We use special tools and our electric toothbrush to eliminate the tartar from your teeth. If left too long, tartar can cause gum disease, giving you even more problems down the road, such as bleeding gums, loose teeth, and even heart disease, which is why regular cleanings are essential.
What We Do
Professional cleanings are non-invasive and gentle. Our hygienists talk to you before starting to address any phobias or anxiousness you have. We then look over your mouth slowly to look for any issues that we see right off the bat. We inspect each tooth to ensure its stability and overall health.
After our initial exam, our hygienists will remove any plaque or tartar with a scaler. The small tool effectively removes tartar to avoid any other serious issues occurring with your dental health. Next, we brush your teeth with our electric toothbrush, hitting all sides of every tooth to create a clean and healthy mouth.
Finally, our hygienists floss your teeth. Even if you floss every day, it is important that we floss to remove any leftover plaque or debris that is in between your teeth. We reach all the way back to your rear teeth, ensuring a clean and healthy mouth. Our last step is to rinse your mouth, leaving you with a fresh, clean mouth.
We typically suggest a fluoride treatment to our patients to help fight against future tooth decay. We even give the treatment to adults. It is a quick procedure that takes only a few minutes. We place a tray filled with fluoride in your mouth, which you bite down on for a few minutes. The fluoride treatment is a great way to protect your teeth between cleanings.
If you are ready for your next dental cleaning, call McDonald DDS at (469) 649-0699 today. Our staff will answer any questions that you have and help you get set up with your next appointment for a thorough dental cleaning.