One of the simplest ways to get healthy, great-looking teeth is regular professional cleanings. These visits leave you with a brighter smile and represent an essential component of your oral health, especially when it comes to preventive care. Perfect Smile Tulsa, Dr. Mark Davis, and his team of assistants and hygienists provide comprehensive cleaning services to their patients in Tulsa, Oklahoma. To ensure your dental health and smile for years to come, call or use the online booking tool to set up a cleaning.
Regular professional cleanings at Perfect Smile Tulsa provide you with an important first line of defense when it comes to the health and appearance of your teeth. These visits provide a deep clean you can’t get on your own and are an invaluable tool in detecting and preventing major dental problems that can wreak havoc on your overall oral and physical health.
When you come visit Perfect Smile Tulsa for a cleaning, a registered dental hygienist performs the following.
Plaque is a film that forms on your teeth, which is filled with cavity-causing bacteria. A professional cleaning removes the plaque from the places normal brushing can’t get to. When you don’t remove plaque regularly, it builds up and creates tartar, hardened deposits that form above and below your gum line. A dental hygienist removes these buildups with specialized equipment.
After a hygienist removes your plaque and tartar, he or she uses special equipment to thoroughly clean your teeth, getting to places that normal brushing and flossing can’t reach. This cleaning removes hard-to-tackle staining too. Once your teeth are clean, the hygienist gives them a super polish for a cleaner, brighter smile.
In addition to the cleaning, Dr. Davis may perform a general dental exam to check the health of your teeth and gums, concentrating on areas where the hygienist noted potential problems. This exam may also include digital X-rays, lasers, and photos to examine your teeth, gums, and bone for signs for decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss, and for tooth and root positions. Your gums will be checked for signs of disease, and existing crowns and fillings will be evaluated.
All findings will be presented to you as well as the doctor's opinion and best recommendations for your treatment, if needed.
You should have your teeth professionally cleaned two to four times a year depending on your particular needs. At Perfect Smile Tulsa, Dr. Davis and his staff will discuss your dental cleaning frequency during your first visit.
There is much you can do in between your dental cleanings to maintain your dental health at home. Dr. Davis recommends the following:
To get on the road to great dental health, call Perfect Smile Tulsa or use the online booking tool to schedule a cleaning.
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