Teeth Cleaning –
The Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene

You might think you don’t need to visit the dentist if there’s nothing glaringly wrong with your teeth. However, professional teeth cleaning is essential in maintaining good oral hygiene and overall physical health, and can catch more serious dental problems before they get worse.

During your teeth cleaning appointment, your dental team will remove plaque and tartar, perform a physical oral exam and oral cancer screening, take necessary X-rays, and polish your teeth. We recommend booking a teeth cleaning appointment at least every six months.

What Can I Expect At My Teeth Cleaning Appointment?

We know that going to the dentist can be intimidating, especially if you’ve been avoiding it for years. Knowing what to expect can help put you at ease and maybe even get you excited for your next appointment!

Your dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth, mouth, and gums for any signs of decay or cavities and determine the type of dental cleaning that is best for you. X-rays will aid the dentist in diagnosing cavities or infections in your mouth. The hygienist will remove any build-up of plaque and tartar. After, they will polish the teeth for a deep clean.


What Are The Benefits of Teeth Cleaning?

The benefits of teeth cleaning go beyond simply brightening your smile. Here are a few of the benefits:

Prevent Serious Health Complications

Poor dental hygiene can lead to gum disease and tooth decay, but it can also lead to more serious physical illnesses. Gum and mouth diseases can increase the risk of strokes, diabetes, and respiratory diseases. During your teeth cleaning appointment, your dentist can also spot the early signs of oral cancer. These are all important reasons to get your bi-yearly check-up.

Eliminate Bad Breath

Teeth cleaning is the best and easiest way to eliminate bad breath. The buildup of bacteria, plaque, and tartar is what leads to those stinky smells. Professional teeth cleaning is a simple way to keep your breath fresh.

Prevent Cavities

Plaque and tartar cause bacteria to gather around your teeth, which can lead to cavities. Regular brushing, flossing, and professional teeth cleaning all help prevent tooth decay..

Improve Confidence

There’s no better feeling than coming out of your dentist with freshly cleaned and plaque-free teeth. No doubt, you will leave our office a more confident you.

Ready For Your Teeth Cleaning?

Book your teeth cleaning appointment with Dr. Sarah Latterell today. You can also book a consultation and we’ll go over any questions you may have.