Regular dental cleanings are one of the most important things you can do to protect your oral health. Even if you have the best habits at home, there are times when only our tools will work. The hygienists at Covington Family Dental are here to help you keep your teeth cavity-free.
Why Do I Need Dental Cleanings?The mouth is full of bacteria, which encourages the growth of that yellowish residue that sticks to your teeth, called plaque. Even if you brush and floss twice per day, that alone cannot remove plaque, once it has solidified on the surface of your teeth.
When plaque starts accumulating, it can put you at risk for gum or periodontal disease, which can lead to tooth loss if left untreated.
How Does it Work?Most of our patients come in for routine dental cleanings every six months. Some patients with gum disease may need them more frequently, but you should come and see us for a cleaning at least twice each year. This will help us keep any problems from becoming more serious.
A dental cleaning can last between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on how much plaque buildup you have. Some people, who take care of their teeth, are prone to produce more plaque than others because of genetics.
In general, we perform cleanings in three steps:
It is essential you don’t skip your regular dental cleanings. This will not only make your mouth feel extra clean and smooth, but it will also help prevent potentially dangerous diseases. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the U.S.
We are here to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy. Dental cleanings are the primary service we offer here at Covington Family Dental. Please call us at 253.499.6155 today to schedule your next cleaning, if you haven’t done so already. If you haven’t been to see us recently, it’s never too late to start taking care of your teeth.