Dental Cleaning Procedure, Stark County, Ohio
Our teeth are extremely important. Proper care of the teeth, gums, and mouth contributes to a person’s overall health. This is the main reason that dentists recommend regular dental checkups to prevent potential medical complications due to poor oral health.
To protect our mouth from cavities and gum problems, dental hygienists recommend undergoing dental cleaning at least every six months.
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What is Dental Cleaning?
Dental cleaning, also known as Prophylaxis or teeth cleaning is preventative maintenance that removes dental plaque and tartar to protect teeth from cavities. It also impedes the progression of periodontal disease and gingivitis.
Periodontal disease and gingivitis occur when bacteria from mineralized plaque or tartar colonize the gum tissue. When bacteria accumulate, inflammation and irritation occur that harm gum and bone tissue. These results are cavities that lead to tooth decay.
Benefits of Regular Dental Cleaning/Prophylaxis
Bad breath (or halitosis) and cavities can be prevented by a regular dental cleaning that reduces gum problems and tooth infections. Dental cleaning is also important for maintenance of a good personal appearance. Regular prophylaxis not only smoothes your teeth, removing rough spots and stains that attract bacteria, this procedure also cleans below the gumline preventing tartar and plaque build-up for a healthier looking smile.
Regular dental cleaning or prophylaxis procedure allows early detection of any underlying medical issues, such as receding gums, erupting wisdom teeth, dental cavities, or even oral cancer.
Regular oral prophylaxis is less expensive compared to the cost of treating serious dental problems brought about by poor oral hygiene.
This dental procedure is performed by a licenced dentist or dental hygienist and is not recommended for severely damaged teeth. It entails removing all the plaque from teeth including deeper, hardened plaque (calculus). It also helps in eliminating stains that exist on the surface of the teeth.
Deep Cleaning/Scaling and Root Planing
This level of cleaning is recommended to patients with high risk of developing gum disease or those suffering serious gum problems such as bleeding gums, swollen gums or loose teeth.
This dental cleaning procedure is recommended for patients who have not visited their dentist for more than a year. It is a procedure that thoroughly removes all plaque buildup
Many dentists recommend fluoride treatment during a dental cleaning procedure in order to strengthen the teeth. A patient is advised not to eat, drink, or rinse the mouth for at least 30 minutes after application.
Why Choose Nimishillen Creek Dental?
The staff at Nimishillen Creek Dental have more than twenty-five years experience in the dental field. We provide a friendly, caring, and energetic environment that creates a positive dental experience for every patient, every visit.
Location & Directions
Nimishillen Creek Dental,
6020 Louisville Street Northeast,
Louisville, OH 44641