We are always delighted to hear that our patients are diligent in their oral care routine such as brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash. After all, you play the greatest contributing factor when it comes to your own health. This is why it is so important for our patients to appreciate their own efforts combined with those of our dental team once every six months.
If I Keep My Teeth Clean at Home, Why Get Them Professionally Cleaned?
While it is true that an attentive dental routine at home can prevent a lot of oral care risks, it cannot prevent all of them. That’s where our team at Bayview Dental Center comes in, making sure that no minor oral health issue will develop into major dental damage.
What Is The Professional Teeth Cleaning Process?
The beginning of each teeth cleaning service is a physical examination of the mouth, to ensure there are no signs of any potential problems in the hard or soft tissue. This is where your dentist or dental hygienist will use a small circular mirror to examine the back of the teeth and the gum line, taking note if there are any cavities, inflammation, or discoloration. If your mouth is looking healthy enough to continue, it is on to the next step.
1. Plaque & Tartar Removal
Bacteria are constantly forming in our mouths, eventually creating the soft, sticky film known as plaque. If left long enough, it eventually hardens into a substance known as tartar. Both of these are a threat to good oral hygiene as they lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Unfortunately, even vigilant patients who brush their teeth and floss might have some bacteria buildup below the gumline.
With professional tools in our talented team’s hands, there’s nowhere plaque or tartar can hide. We will carefully and comfortably remove any unwanted buildup from your teeth, and with it, one of the largest risks to gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis.
2. The Polishing Treatment
Now that your teeth have been freed from any film or residue, it is time to give them a polishing treatment that will really brighten your smile! This begins by applying specialized toothpaste that has a coarser grade than commercially available products. With the assistance of a professional-grade, electric toothbrush, the unique texture of this specialized toothpaste gently rubs against your teeth, creating a polishing effect that expels any lingering material a traditional brushing couldn’t remove.
3. First-Class Flossing
With your teeth now at their finest with the polishing treatment, it is time to take care of your gums. Our team will provide first-class flossing, making sure your soft tissue is as healthy as it can be. Not only does this allow us to assist in cleaning those hard-to-reach places, but this also gives our team yet another opportunity to observe your oral health. When it comes to thorough inspection and comprehensive care, you’re in great hands at Bayview Dental Center!
4. Rinse & Finish
A good rinse will make sure there is no residue or debris in your mouth, and bring the teeth-cleaning procedure to a close. At this time, we encourage you to bring up questions related to the process or your oral health. Additionally, if our dental team noticed any concerns during the teeth cleaning, a discussion of dental exam options would follow.
Whether it is your first professional teeth cleaning or your regular, six-month dental check-up in Texas City, TX, we are excited to work with patients who are taking charge of their dental hygiene and getting the bright, healthy smiles they deserve.