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Regular Teeth Cleaning

One important part of maintaining healthy teeth and gums is by having regular teeth cleanings. Professional cleanings remove plaque and calculus (tartar) that can build up over time and cause cavities, gum disease, and other dental problems. Both young and adults are susceptible to these dental issues, so it’s important to schedule teeth cleaning regularly.

Calculus is a hardened deposit of dental plaque that can only be removed through professional cleaning. Regular brushing and flossing can help prevent the build-up of calculus, but even the most diligent brushers will eventually need teeth cleaning from their dentist. The frequency with which you’ll need a teeth cleaning depends on many factors including your oral hygiene habits, the natural bacteria in your mouth, and your age. Most people elect to have their teeth cleaned every six months.

Dental hygiene is an important part of overall health, and regular teeth cleanings are an essential for keeping your smile healthy. At Little Egypt Pediatric Dentistry, we offer comprehensive dental care, including regular teeth cleanings for your little ones. Our team will work with you to develop a customized care plan that meets your needs. We invite you to schedule a consultation today to learn more about our services.

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Benefits of Teeth Cleanings (Prophylaxis)

Dental Cleaning for Kids

It’s no secret that keeping your teeth clean is important for your oral health. But did you know that regular teeth cleanings can also boost your overall health? Here’s how:

  • Teeth cleanings remove plaque and calculus buildup on your teeth. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Calculus is hardened plaque that can only be removed with professional cleaning.
  • Teeth cleanings help prevent gum disease. Gum disease is an infection of the gums that can damage the soft tissue and bone supporting your teeth. Early stages of gum disease (gingivitis) can often be reversed with good oral hygiene and regular professional cleaning.
  • Teeth cleanings can help prevent bad breath. Regular professional cleaning can remove plaque and calculus buildup that cause a foul odor and help freshen your breath.
  • Teeth cleanings can help you avoid costly dental problems down the road. By removing plaque and calculus, teeth cleanings can help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental problems. Regular professional cleaning can save you money by avoiding more costly dental procedures in the future.
  • Teeth cleanings are quick and easy. Professional teeth cleanings only take a few minutes and can be done during your regular dentist appointment.

Will Teeth Cleaning Hurt?

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Most people cringe at the very thought of visiting the dentist, but what about teeth cleaning? Is that a process that’s going to cause you discomfort? The simplest answer to that is NO. Teeth cleaning should not hurt. However, some people may experience a slight amount of discomfort if their gums are inflamed or if they have cavities. Our dentist will be able to tell you if you need any additional treatments or procedures to clean your teeth. We use a variety of tools and techniques to clean your teeth, and some degree of pressure will be applied. This may cause some discomfort for people who are new to the experience, but it is usually short-lived. To ensure proper teeth cleaning, we recommend you turn to our experts at Little Egypt Pediatric Dentistry. We do teeth cleaning for kids the right way!

 

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How Long Will Teeth Cleaning Take?

The amount of time it takes to clean teeth depends on several factors, including the type of cleaning being done and the condition of the patient’s teeth. Generally, a full dental cleaning (including scaling and polishing) will take between 15 and 45 minutes. During your appointment, our team will carefully examine your child’s teeth and gums, removing any built-up plaque or calculus deposits. We’ll also polish their teeth to achieve a sparkling shine!

What Happens During A Teeth Cleaning?

A pediatric teeth cleaning is a procedure in which a dental professional cleans the teeth of a child. This can help to remove plaque, calculus buildup, and staining. This can also help to prevent cavities and other dental problems. For infants and toddlers, we often perform their exam and cleaning in a “knee-to-knee” position. This allows for the entire procedure to be performed in the laps of the parent and provider without use of the dental chair. Once a child grows more comfortable with the dental office, they will commonly climb into the dental chair without issue. Schedule your appointment with our team today!

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