Dental Cleanings And Your Oral Hygiene

You should take time out of each day to protect your teeth and gums from harmful oral bacteria and the particles from different foods and beverages you have consumed. While you are your first line of defense for your smile, you are not the only person who is ready to take care of you and keep you safe from oral health issues. At our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, we are ready to help everyone in your household stay safe against problems with their dental well-being. Professional teeth cleanings that we provide during preventive visits remove plaque buildup and food deposits as well as tartar accumulation. Fighting tartar is particularly helpful – while you can keep deposits from forming on your smile, you are not able to remove them on your own!

How Much Are You Doing To Keep Your Teeth Clean?

As part of your daily oral hygiene routine, you should brush your teeth at least twice, and you should floss at least once per day so that the spaces where your teeth meet stay clean. In addition to being consistent, you should be thorough with your habits so that you can keep harmful bacteria and food deposits from gathering in those spaces that are naturally harder to reach. While the right approach on a daily basis is helpful, be careful not to look at it as an alternative to professional preventive dental care! If you go without regular teeth cleanings and exams, you miss out on care that can keep your smile safe from trouble over time.

The Importance Of Professional Dental Cleanings

During a professional teeth cleaning, any concentrations of plaque and tartar on your teeth will be cleared away so that you can enjoy a healthy, confident smile free of problems. The removal of tartar is especially helpful because tartar deposits will remain in place despite your daily efforts to clean your teeth yourself. If the buildup on your smile is not removed, it can create unsightly discoloration that hurts your appearance. It can also make you more likely to experience problems with your dental or periodontal health!

If a patient comes to us for routine care and shows signs of gingivitis, we can recommend a periodontal deep cleaning. The difference between this service and the cleaning we normally provide lies in the work we perform to clean the roots of teeth. These spaces, covered by your gums, can become affected by bacteria buildup over time, which leads to difficulties with infection.

Schedule Your Next Dental Cleaning And Exam At Our Ankeny, IA Dentist’s Office!

At every routine teeth cleaning and exam, you receive important protection from dental problems that can worsen over time and create serious difficulties for you. To find out more about how we can help you protect your smile and well-being, contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.