Regular Dental Cleanings
Dental Cleanings to Maintain a Beautiful Smile
At Thrive Family Dental, we are committed to helping you safeguard your teeth from dental damage. One of the best ways to maintain a healthy smile is by frequent visits to a dentist. When you visit our offices in Wilmington, Dr. Ben will perform a comprehensive dental exam and gently clean your teeth.
These visits also allow us to detect issues early and offer the appropriate treatment to maintain a healthy smile. Contact us to schedule your next dental cleaning appointment.
The Importance of Professional Dental Cleanings
It is essential to have professional dental cleanings done regularly to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent cavities, gingivitis, and other dental problems. Our dental cleaning services will remove plaque and tartar buildup on teeth, thus preventing tooth decay and gum disease. They also help remove stains on teeth caused by food, drinks, tobacco use, and aging. We can also detect early signs of oral cancer.
What Happens at a Dental Cleaning Appointment?
At a dental cleaning appointment, Dr. Ben will first take x-rays of your teeth to check for any problems lurking underneath the surface. Next, he will use a small mirror to examine your teeth, looking for any signs of decay or other issues. The dentist will also use a pick to remove plaque and tartar that has built up on your teeth. Finally, he will polish your teeth to keep them clean and smooth.
How Often Should I Get My Teeth Cleaned?
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that one should have their teeth cleaned at least once every six months. However, some patients may need to be seen more frequently depending on their oral health needs. The team at Thrive Family Dental will work with you to determine the best cleaning schedule for you based on the condition of your teeth and gums.
If you are experiencing problems with your teeth or gums, it is essential to schedule a visit immediately. Waiting too long to get your teeth cleaned can lead to more significant issues, so it’s better to be proactive about your oral health.
Does a Dental Cleaning Hurt?
No, a dental cleaning does not hurt. Our dental cleaning process entails removing plaque and tartar from the teeth, as well as polishing the teeth. These procedures are generally not invasive or painful.
However, some people may experience discomfort when the dentist uses a scaler to remove tartar from the teeth. Others may feel pressure when the polishing machine is used. However, these sensations are usually not painful.