Teeth Cleaning

Teeth Cleaning in Hollywood, Florida

Professional teeth cleanings are performed by a dental hygienist. During the procedure the hygienist will use a variety of small tools to deep clean your gums and the surface of your teeth. The dentist will remove both hard and soft deposits on teeth as well as some minor dental staining. They will also provide personalized oral hygiene instructions to best suit your needs and improve oral health.

Who Needs Professional Teeth Cleaning?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends everyone visit the dentists at least twice a year for exams and routine teeth cleanings. If you have a history of gum disease or are particularly susceptible to dental decay, then it is even more important to get professional cleanings. Recent research has proven a link between some chronic diseases and oral health. If you suffer from heart disease or diabetes you might need to have your teeth cleaned even more frequently. To find out exactly how often you should be having your teeth cleaned professionally, talk to Dr. Gordon or a hygienist.

Why Get a Professional Teeth Cleaning?

Many patients believe that if they are diligent about brushing and flossing, they have no need for professional teeth cleanings. The truth is, even with the best teeth cleaning habits at home harmful bacteria can still grow in your mouth in hard-to-reach places which are almost impossible for a standard toothbrush to reach. If this isn’t cleaned away by a dental professional, bacteria can continue to grow and lead to infection, decay, and eventually tooth loss.

What Happens During a Teeth Cleaning Appointment?

Dental cleanings are usually partnered with routine examinations. Before the hygienist proceeds with teeth cleaning, they will first look for anything that might prove harmful to your oral health.

During the initial stage of your cleaning, the hygienist will use an ultrasonic cleaner to loosen tough tartar and plaque. Then a series of hand scrapers, or metal tools, will be used to gently remove stubborn residue from the surface of your teeth. This is likely to be the most uncomfortable portion of the procedure, but is also what helps eliminate risk of gum disease and periodontal infection. If you feel uncomfortable, just let the dentist know. The dentist may also smooth the roots and surface of your teeth if enamel has become extensively porous. Lastly your teeth will be cleaned, polished, and flossed. Dr. Gordon might recommend a fluoride treatment or sealants to help with future preventative care.

Following the cleaning, Dr. Gordon will examine your mouth for signs of oral cancer, gum disease, dental decay, cysts, tumors, and other dental problems. Lastly, the dentist will want to check on all dental restorations to make sure everything is still intact and looking good.

Professional Teeth Cleaning Tools

  • Micro-ultrasonic scaler
  • Fine hand instruments
  • Polishing paste
  • Site-specific antibiotic therapy

Professional Teeth Cleaning Benefits

One of the leading benefits of teeth cleanings is optimal oral health. Having your teeth professionally cleaned will remove tartar, plaque and bacteria. Few people recognize that these regular cleanings also save them time and money in the long run. Though cleanings costs will vary, this procedure is especially affordable when compared to more invasive and complex procedures that become necessary when dental health is neglected.

Other Benefits of Professional Cleanings

  • Cavity prevention
  • Brighter smile
  • Fresher breath
  • Prevention of tooth loss
  • Fight gum disease
  • Detection and early treatment of oral cancer
  • Boost overall health

Choosing Dr. Karen Gordon for Teeth Cleanings

Dr. Gordon is not only educated and skilled, but also highly experienced. Also, she will do everything possible to provide each patient with comfortable dental care.

To learn more about teeth cleanings or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gordon, please contact us today at (954) 983-9004. You will be glad you did!

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Karen Gordon, DMD
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