WHAT IS A PROFESSIONAL TEETH CLEANING?
A person's dental hygiene is crucial for the health and appearance of their teeth. Attending professional teeth cleanings on a regular basis (two times a year for most people) complement a consistent at-home oral regimen to create a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts years. Utilizing advanced instruments to effectively scale and polish the teeth, cleanings at Oakridge Dental eliminate plaque and tartar from the teeth and gumline to reveal a more radiant smile. At our Farmington, UT office, professional cleanings are carried out by our highly skilled dental hygienists who also provide patients with any necessary information and tips at the end of their appointment to help them enhance their personal dental care routine.
If you haven't received a professional teeth cleaning in six months or longer, please get in touch with our office to schedule your appointment and stay on top of your oral health. Board-certified dentist Dr. Brian Call looks forward to working with you and helping you create excellent habits that will help your smile shine for years to come.
WHO NEEDS DENTAL CLEANINGS?
Patients of all ages can benefit from receiving regular dental cleanings. At Oakridge Dental, we advise our patients to receive professional teeth cleanings no fewer than twice a year; however, some patients may require these cleanings more frequently. Getting biannual dental cleanings is in accordance with the recommendations of the ADA (American Dental Association). Infants should have their first dental exam before they turn one, and following that, Dr. Call or a trained hygienist on his team will help you determine when your child should return for their next appointment. Since dental cleanings remove plaque and tartar, the primary causes of tooth decay, your chances of developing cavities can be dramatically reduced. If you’d like to brighten your smile, freshen your breath, boost your health, and avoid spending money on more expensive treatments, schedule a professional cleaning for yourself and every member of your family at Oakridge Dental.
HOW ARE TEETH CLEANINGS DONE?
A professional cleaning will start by removing the plaque and tartar buildup from your enamel, which can be hard to remove at home, no matter how thoroughly and often you brush and floss. Special tools are used to scale buildup without harming the tooth. First, an ultrasonic device addresses large chunks of plaque and tartar with a lubricating mist and high-speed vibrations. Next, handheld tools (such as a scaler or curette) will be used to remove smaller pieces. Each tooth will be treated individually to get all the buildup. Once the teeth are clean, your enamel will be carefully polished to remove stains. If needed or requested, a fluoride treatment can be given following the cleaning.
Dr. Call or one of our hygienists may recommend cleanings more often if you have certain oral health concerns that require regular attention and maintenance treatments, such as periodontal disease. During your cleaning, Dr. Call or an assistant on his team will help you design a home routine for good oral health by demonstrating techniques or recommending products that can focus on your concerns. These can be advantageous for your teeth, wallet, and overall health so make sure you attend your dental cleanings at Oakridge Dental.
BRIGHTEN, REFRESH, AND ELEVATE YOUR SMILE
Keep your mouth healthy and bright with professional cleanings two times each year at Oakridge Dental in Farmington, UT. Dr. Call and his team help patients boost their total health with professional cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buildup. As an important procedure in any proactive dental care plan, a professional cleaning may keep you from a lot of trouble and extensive treatments later. We're also more than happy to supply individuals with tips to help them brush and floss more regularly. Get in touch with our front office to schedule a cleaning for your whole family.