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The Importance of Professional Teeth Cleaning

Professional teeth cleaning at your local dentist’s office is essential to your oral health. While brushing and flossing at home on a daily basis are important, visiting your dentist for routine appointments is equally important. Your dentist will use professional tools to remove the stubborn plaque that remains on your teeth even with flossing and good oral hygiene. Since plaque is made up of eroding bacteria, having your teeth professionally cleaned is an essential step to keeping your teeth healthy. Your Atlanta dentist will also check your entire mouth for potentially dangerous spots that are hard to detect at home.

What Is a Teeth Cleaning?

Having your teeth cleaned at your dentist’s office is a routine procedure. Your dentist or dental hygienist will use professional tools to clean your teeth. A water sprayer is used to moisten your mouth and loosen the plaque around your teeth so that it is easier to remove. A small tool called a hand scraper will be used to scrape off the plaque build up around your teeth and gums. This is often considered the most uncomfortable part of the procedure, but with regular flossing at home it doesn’t have to be. Your dentist will also clean your teeth with either a rotary toothbrush and gritty toothpaste or with a saltwater sprayer. Both of these cleanings are painless and are what give your teeth their shine as you walk out of the office. At the end, your dentist will floss your teeth and may suggest a quick fluoride treatment.

How Often Should I Get My Teeth Cleaned?

The American Dental Association recommends that you visit your dentist at least once a year to get a routine examination and cleaning. If you have a history of gum disease or chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease, you should get your teeth cleaned more often due to the link between these diseases and tooth problems. You should talk with your dentist to see how often your appointments should be. Remember, even if you brush and floss regularly at home, your dentist is your number one advocate for your oral health. Seeing your dentist on a routine basis for a professional teeth cleaning is essential to keeping your smile healthy.

Posted of the behalf of Justin Scott



Fast Ways to Improve Your Smile

A number of dental therapies exist that can transform the appearance of your smile. Some of these treatments can be very lengthy, or require more time than you have to care to spend waiting for results. Thankfully there are options available that can dramatically improve your smile in just one or two visits to your dental office.

Dental veneers offer the most dramatic possibilities when it comes to the way your teeth look. Thin porcelain veneers are placed over the front of your teeth and can make your teeth appear straighter, whiter and shaped appropriately so there are no gaps or irregularities. The treatment steps for veneers usually takes 2 appointments, the first for your initial consultation and impressions. Once your veneers have been designed and made at the laboratory, the placement is quick and easy. They are permanently affixed t your teeth so that they look, feel and function like normal teeth. Veneers can change absolutely everything about your smile.

In-office tooth whitening is great for people that love the shape and position of their teeth, but are unhappy with yellow, dark, stained teeth. In just one visit lasting approximately one hour, your teeth can be whitened several shades using a professional grade whitening solution that activates when exposed to a high frequency light. You’ll see instant results and so will others. In-office whitening is great for people who have upcoming special events such as weddings, job interviews or class reunions.

A number of therapies can be used to improve your smile, some quicker than others. If you’re unhappy with the way your teeth look, visit your Atlanta dentist today to schedule a smile makeover consultation!

Posted of the behalf of Justin Scott


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