Dental Cleanings in Tennessee

If left unchecked, plaque and tartar buildup can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and even tooth loss. Brushing and flossing your teeth at home is important for maintaining your oral health, but without professional intervention, dental issues may still arise. At Schmitt Dental, our comprehensive teeth cleanings effectively remove plaque and tartar that at-home care can’t reach.

What are Dental Cleanings?

Dental cleanings, also known as dental prophylaxis, are preventive dental procedures to help maintain oral health and prevent oral diseases. Professional dental cleanings help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues by eliminating bacteria and debris that can contribute to these conditions.

Woman getting her teeth cleaned in Tennessee

Why are Regular Teeth Cleanings Important?

  • Preventing Tooth Decay and Gum Disease: By removing harmful plaque and tartar buildup, dental cleanings help reduce the risk of cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease, preserving the health of your teeth and gums.
  • Maintaining Oral Health and Fresh Breath: Regular teeth cleanings effectively remove plaque and bacteria from the mouth, promoting fresher breath and a cleaner-feeling mouth. This not only enhances oral hygiene but also boosts confidence in social interactions.
  • Promoting Overall Health: Oral health is closely linked to overall health, with research suggesting connections between oral diseases and systemic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory infections. By preventing oral infections and reducing inflammation in the mouth, regular dental cleanings contribute to better overall health and may lower your risk of certain systemic diseases.

What Does a Typical Appointment Look Like?

Examination and Assessment

Your dental cleaning appointment will begin with a thorough examination. During this assessment, we will evaluate the health of your teeth, gums, and oral tissues, checking for any signs of dental problems or abnormalities. This examination helps us tailor your cleaning treatment to address your specific oral health needs.

Man getting a dental cleaning in Tennessee

Tartar and Plaque Removal

Once the examination is complete, our dental hygienists will remove plaque and tartar buildup from the surfaces of your teeth and along the gumline. Using specialized dental instruments, we will carefully scale away plaque and tartar, ensuring thorough cleaning and preventing the onset of dental issues such as cavities and gum disease.

Polishing and Fluoride Treatment

After plaque and tartar removal, we will polish the surfaces of your teeth to remove surface stains and smooth the enamel. This polishing process leaves your teeth feeling clean and refreshed, enhancing the appearance of your smile. Additionally, we offer a fluoride treatment to strengthen your tooth enamel and provide added protection against decay.

Discussion of Oral Health Tips and Recommendations

Before concluding your appointment, our team will take the time to discuss oral health tips and recommendations to help you maintain a healthy smile between dental visits. This may include advice on proper brushing and flossing techniques, recommendations for oral hygiene products, and guidance on maintaining a balanced diet for optimal oral health.

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How Often Should You Get a Teeth Cleaning?

A general recommendation is to schedule a dental cleaning every six months. However, the frequency of cleanings may vary based on individual oral health needs and risk factors. Factors such as a history of gum disease, the presence of dental issues, age, and overall oral hygiene habits can influence how often you should get a teeth cleaning. During your appointment, we will assess your oral health and recommend a personalized cleaning schedule tailored to your specific needs and circumstances.

Schedule a Dental Cleaning in Tennessee

Professional dental cleanings in Tennessee

We encourage you to take the proactive step towards optimal oral health by scheduling your next dental cleaning at Schmitt Dental in Tennessee. Our team is here to provide you with personalized dental cleanings in a comfortable and welcoming environment.

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