Dental cleanings are one of the most common forms of oral health care and preventative dentistry. Dental cleanings include removing plaque and tartar that have built upon the surfaces of your teeth. Consistent dental cleanings can help prevent serious oral health conditions and can keep your teeth and gums healthy. Contact our office to schedule your dental cleaning in Hilliard, Ohio.
Benefits of Dental Cleanings
Dental cleanings are not only essential for your oral health but your overall health as well. Even if you are brushing and flossing on a regular basis, plaque and tartar can still build up. This is a breeding ground for bacteria and can also be a major cause of tooth decay. Dental cleanings can help eliminate these buildups and cut down on the number of overall bacteria in your mouth, keeping your teeth, mouth, and gums healthy.
What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning
At your dental cleaning appointment, we will remove any plaque and tartar on your teeth, both above and below the gumline. We may recommend diagnostic x-rays in order to see areas of your teeth and mouth that cannot be seen clinically. At the end of your appointment, we will make recommendations as to when you should come to see us again and inform you of any at-home oral health care practices that we think would benefit you.
Frequency of Dental Cleanings
We generally recommend that you come to see us for a professional dental cleaning every six months. However, if you have certain oral health conditions or if your teeth are prone to cavities and decay, you may need to come to see us more often. If you are at an increased risk of periodontal disease, we will want to see you every few months for a thorough cleaning.
Dental cleanings are a crucial part of maintaining your oral and overall health. If you are overdue for a cleaning, call us today at (614)-850-0446 to schedule an appointment.