Teeth Cleaning by Your Family Dentist
Regular teeth cleaning is the foundation of preventative dentistry. Your twice daily at-home teeth cleaning removes food debris and the filmy plaque that promotes tooth decay. Teeth cleaning from your Albuquerque general dentist supplements your efforts to make sure your smile stays healthy and beautiful.
Why You Need Professional Teeth Cleaning
If you are faithfully brushing for two minutes every morning and before bed, you may think you don’t need professional teeth cleaning. But if you forget just once, the plaque left on your teeth hardens into tartar, and tartar can’t be removed with a regular toothbrush. If tartar builds up, it can irritate your gums, causing gingivitis, which can progress to more serious gum disease. Tartar buildup also becomes a breeding ground for bacteria, increasing your risk for tooth decay.
Semi-annual professional teeth cleaning from your family dentist removes plaque and tartar buildup to help you prevent cavities and effectively treat mild gum disease.
Gentle Teeth Cleaning from Your Friendly Family Dentist
When you come to Davis Gribble Hollowwa Dental for your teeth cleaning, we offer thorough dental care and a comfortable experience.
During your teeth cleaning appointment, we will:
- Polish your teeth
Teeth polishing makes tooth surface smooth, which makes it harder for bacteria and plaque to adhere to.
- Clean your teeth
Without plaque in the way, we can better see tartar buildup, which helps us select the right instruments to remove tartar. No matter whether we use scalers or a cavitron, our dental hygienists perform gentle teeth cleaning. However, if you do have a history of dental anxiety, please talk to us about nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation.
While teeth cleaning every six months is sufficient for people in good oral health, those who require periodontal disease treatment and/or have diabetes may require more frequent teeth cleaning.
Schedule Your Teeth Cleaning
Davis Gribble Hollowwa Dental provides more than teeth cleanings. We offer comprehensive preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry services. Contact us to schedule your appointment and make us your Albuquerque family dentist. New patients are always welcome!