Regular professional dental cleanings are vital to keeping teeth healthy and strong. Even when we brush and floss daily to remove food particles and slow the buildup of plaque, after a few months a film of plaque hardens into tartar that we can’t remove at home, laying the groundwork for future gum disease.
What to expect during a professional teeth cleaning
Patients of all ages come to our Spring, TX, dental office for a professional teeth cleaning generally twice a year. At each teeth cleaning, one of our registered dental hygienists will:
Remove plaque and tartar. We remove the plaque and tartar on the teeth and under the gum line with special ultrasonic equipment that makes this process pain-free and much faster than the past.
Polish teeth. Special polishing removes stains and helps to prevent future plaque buildup along the gum line.
Inspect teeth and mouth. We want to catch problems at the earliest stage. And at SpringLove Dentistry in Spring, TX, we screen adults for oral cancer at every cleaning appointment.
Provide dental hygiene suggestions. Our hygienist can help you improve your brushing and flossing techniques, and give you special tips on keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy.
Help children understand the importance of teeth cleaning
The scientific facts of oral health may not be understandable, or inspiring, to kids. So consider a concept that would most excite them. For some kids, the supervillain/superhero scenario might capture their imagination. The supervillain bad germs are using leftover food particles to build strong weapons (plaque) to attack the teeth and gums. The bad germs attack and tear down the walls of the teeth and eat away at the gums. How can we fight back and defend our teeth and gums?
Call in the Spring, TX, dental superheroes – the dental hygienists at SpringLove Dentistry! Our hygienists have special tools and powers to destroy those weapons and drive away the bad germs. That way the body’s good guys can rebuild the teeth and gums. The mouth is saved!
Regular teeth cleaning in Spring, TX
You may be surprised to learn that problems in your mouth can be indicators or even the cause of disease in other parts of your body, such as heart disease and dementia. Regular professional teeth cleaning fights off germs, restores beauty and serves as an essential part of keeping your mouth, and the rest of your body, disease-free. Get inspired!