Enjoy Cleaner, Healthier Teeth
Patients often wonder why a dental cleaning is essential if they already brush and floss every day. While good daily hygiene habits make up part of the fight against tooth decay, the only way you will achieve a thoroughly clean smile is with a professional cleaning.
A dental cleaning includes a simple two-part process. We will begin this preventive treatment by completely removing the plaque that you were unable to erase with brushing and flossing. After the removal of plaque and calculus, we will polish your teeth with our special cleaning prophy pastes and polishing brushes. The result? A wonderfully fresh and sparkling smile.
However, if you suffer from periodontal concerns, including inflammation associated with gingivitis or periodontitis, we may recommend scaling and root planing, also referred to as a “deep cleaning.” Upon completion the harmful biofilms that contain plaque and calculus will be eliminated and/or controlled to help decrease gingivitis and periodontitis.
No matter how hard you try, you will eventually accumulate plaque and calculus. As a result every patient should seek routine dental care. By visiting us at DentaCare, we will use our knowledge, clinical skills, and expertise to clean and protect your teeth. The benefits of a dental cleaning include:
- You may prevent the development of cavities and need for fillings
- Treat or prevent the bacteria in plaque that leads to gum disease and tooth loss
- Avoiding tooth loss will allow you to maintain your natural smile, and avoid the need for dental prosthetics like dentures or implants
- Improved overall health as you decrease bacteria that contribute to inflammatory conditions
Is Dental Cleaning Right For Me?
In accordance with the American Dental Association (ADA) and World Health Organization (WHO) we encourage all of our patients to visit us once every six months for a complete and thorough dental cleaning and examination. This treatment is right for everyone who is committed to protecting his or her long-term oral health. To schedule your next dental cleaning, call DentaCare in Longview, TX, at (903) 758-5921. We also have an office in Tyler, TX, to provide excellent dental care to even more patients.