At Christopher Nelis, DDS, we offer professional teeth cleaning for residents of Holland, MI and all of West Michigan. Before receiving any kind of cosmetic dentistry, a professional teeth cleaning must be done in order to ensure that your overall oral health is in as good a condition as possible. To book your professional teeth cleaning in Holland, MI now, please contact our office.
Why Get Professional Teeth Cleaning?
If you are a person who takes great care of your teeth at home, you may wonder why it’s so important to get professional teeth cleaning in Holland, MI at your dentist’s office. The fact is, that even those who are careful about oral hygiene at home can miss important facets of oral health care. When you get professional teeth cleaning, your dentist and your oral hygienist make sure that all the surfaces of your teeth are cleaned, as well as performing other services for you.
What’s Included With Professional Teeth Cleaning?
When you come in for a professional teeth cleaning, the first thing your dentist will do is ask if you have any concerns about your oral health. The dentist will ask about your home oral hygiene practices, too. Then a visual examination will commence. The dentist is looking for anything unusual in your mouth, such as sores, inflamed gums or discoloration on the teeth, as well as other things. Then the dentist and the oral hygienist will measure the depth of pockets around each tooth. After that, the actual cleaning will begin.
During the cleaning, the hygienist will scrape away plaque and tartar from the teeth. There may also be some root planing, where plaque and tartar is removed from below the gum line. The dentist will then come in and polish the teeth to get rid of residual plaque and tartar.
The process of having your teeth cleaned is completely painless and non-invasive. After the cleaning, your teeth will look brighter and whiter and they will feel smooth against the tongue. In some cases, there may be slight bleeding of the gums, but this will subside in a day or two.
How Often Should You Get Professional Teeth Cleaning?
In general, the ADA recommends that people get professional teeth cleaning at least twice a year. However, that’s just a general recommendation, and your needs may be different. The best thing to do is to consult with your dentist to find out how often your dentist wants you to come in for a professional teeth cleaning. The frequency will depend on the condition of your teeth and gums as well as other factors. In addition, if you’re planning to have any sort of cosmetic dentistry done, you’ll need to have a thorough professional teeth cleaning ahead of time.
Are you due for a professional teeth cleaning? Make sure to come in at least once every six months, or more often if your dentist recommends it. To book your teeth cleaning appointment now, please contact us.