If you want to keep your permanent teeth for a lifetime, it is necessary to have an oral health routine that includes regular dental cleanings. Generally, oral care begins at home, but Dr. Bruce R. Adams and his team of dental hygienists in Laramie, WY, want to remind you that regular dental cleanings are essential to the prevention of oral-systemic diseases, tooth decay, and gum disease. In our office, we make it our goal to maintain a positive attitude when performing oral health maintenance, and we encourage you to do the same.
You should not schedule a dental appointment just because of discomfort. Regular dental cleanings are a requirement to prevent severe cases of periodontal disease, cavities, and above all, oral cancer. Through regular dental cleanings, Dr. Bruce Adams in Laramie, WY, can freshen your breath, stop tooth loss in its tracks, whiten your smile, and boost your overall oral health.
Why You Need Regular Dental Cleanings Every Six Months
Gum disease is the primary cause of tooth loss in adults, which is why we stress - if you want to keep your teeth embedded where they belong, you must visit us twice a year to achieve that goal long-term. When having regular dental cleanings, it's vital to protect your teeth at home by brushing at least twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and rinsing with American Dental Association (ADA) approved mouth rinse. We can teach you additional tips to improve upon your oral health status after we perform an oral examination.
What Happens During a Regular Dental Cleaning?
Before cleaning your teeth, we examine your mouth, tongue, and throat, to check for any abnormalities that might raise concern. We pay attention to tooth plaque, and tartar, which collect instantly around the gum line if you do not practice proper oral care habits between visits. If you don't brush your teeth after eating your favorite foods or drinking dark beverages like coffee, tooth plaque can irritate the gum tissue, and tartar will harden, aggravating the gums.
To clean the teeth, we use a dental scaler to remove plaque and tartar that you may have left behind. Next, with flavored toothpaste, we scrub and polish the teeth. Finally, we floss and tackle any trouble spots where the gums might bleed.
If you are due for a dental cleaning, schedule an appointment with your dentist and dental hygienist in Laramie, WY, before the status of your oral health has a chance to decline further. For questions or concerns, please call (307) 721-2900.