Brushing, flossing, and rinsing are essential for daily oral hygiene. These everyday dental health practices are crucial for clean, healthy teeth, but for optimal dental wellness, you need to add in regular visits to your dentist for professional teeth cleanings.
If it's been a while since your last visit, now is the time to make an appointment with your dentist Dr. Meghan Potee of Potee Family Dentistry in Noblesville, IN. Every six months, or as recommended by your dentist, you should have a cleaning and exam as a form of both preventative care and to identify and treat any dental issues before they become worse.
What to expect during professional teeth cleaning
At our Noblesville, IN, office, we use the professional tools that allow your dentist to provide a deeper and more thorough cleaning than you can achieve with a toothbrush and toothpaste. We will start by doing a general exam, using a small mirror to check your teeth and gums for any damage, inflammation, or other concerns. If you have cavities, your dentist will schedule a filling.
During the cleaning, your dentist will use small instruments to scrape away stubborn plaque along your gum lines, between teeth, or on the molars, which can be difficult to properly brush. You may experience some bleeding if there was tartar buildup along your gums.
After a good rinse, your dentist will polish your teeth with a vibrating tool and lightly abrasive paste to buff away buildup and stains to reveal cleaner, whiter and brighter teeth.
Following flossing and rinsing, your dentist will apply fluoride treatment to help protect your teeth from cavities.
Your dentist may also perform x-rays during your visit if they have concerns about the alignment or condition of your teeth or once a year for maintenance.
Don't let your bi-annual professional teeth cleanings go unattended. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Meghan Potee of Potee Family Dentistry in Noblesville, IN, today by calling 317-773-0883.