Regular dental cleanings and exams can help you maintain your oral health and prevent cavities and other problems. To evade painful dental problems and costly treatments, the best place to begin is preventive care. At Beautiful Dentistry in Tempe, AZ 85284, we encourage our patients to visit us regularly for dental cleaning and examinations to maintain a beautiful smile for life.
Professional dental cleanings are vital to maintaining a disease-free mouth. It is not sufficient to brush and floss at home to keep away the plaque and bacteria from the mouth. If the harmful plaque is not extracted, it can harden into tartar which can only be extracted using dental instruments. Gum disease can develop if the tartar and cavities are not treated.
When you visit our dental office for your cleaning, our hygienist will use a scraper or ultrasonic instrument to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and beneath the gum line. We will floss to eliminate any remaining plaque and debris, polish your teeth to remove surface stains, and give you a fresh, clean-feeling mouth. We encourage our patients to undergo a dental cleaning once every six months.
After you undergo teeth cleaning, a dental exam will be performed. Dental X-rays are taken to give us an inside view of your oral cavity. We will be able to see your tooth’s structure to look for cavities, impacted teeth, infections, cracked teeth, and more.
Besides the X-rays, Dr. Martin Sobieraj will also conduct a visual inspection of your mouth. We will look at your gums to diagnose inflamed, receding, bleeding gums, abnormal sores in the mouth, or any physical signs of damage.
A routine dental exam should not be skipped as it allows us to catch problems early. When dental problems are identified and treated in their initial stages, you can avoid expensive procedures down the line. Early diagnosis not only will save you from pain but will also help safeguard your tooth structure.
At-Home Oral Hygiene
Oral hygiene at home is also very crucial even though you undergo regular dental exams and cleanings. We will instruct you on good oral hygiene practices during your dental exam and demonstrate the correct brushing and flossing techniques. The state of your oral health will reflect how well you take care of your teeth. If we find that you need to make improvements or adjustments to your routine by adding certain products or using a different toothbrush, we will let you know during your exam.
Don’t put off your routine dental cleanings. Schedule your next cleaning today by calling Beautiful Dentistry in Tempe, AZ 85284 at (480) 831-1700 and fix an appointment with Dr. Martin Sobieraj.