The foundation of sound dental care is routine dental cleaning and maintenance. However, your routine hygiene visits are not only for cleaning. At Cramer Dental, your oral hygiene visits include a thorough examination and include an oral cancer screening, gum disease and decay evaluation as well as restorative evaluation. In addition, visits may also include Intraoral photographs, digital dental x-rays or treatments; as well as a complete dental cleaning and polishing.
Dental cleanings will not only make your teeth look better, but also remove plaque and tartar buildup so that you can maintain good oral health.
Brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash are commonly believed to suffice in maintaining dental health. It is a little-known fact that a dental hygiene routine at home will only do so much. To maintain good dental health and aesthetics, a professional teeth cleaning is essential. You should schedule an appointment with us at Cramer Dental if you have not had your teeth professionally cleaned in the past six months.
A Thorough Cleaning
There are only so many things your toothbrush, floss, and mouthwash can do. Although floss and toothbrushes clean trapped food debris and bacteria, they are superficial when compared to a professional dental cleaning. It may surprise some people to learn that toothbrush bristles cannot reach small spaces between teeth and other areas inside the mouth where floss cannot reach. To remove all of the plaque left behind after everyday cleanings, professional teeth cleaning is necessary, no matter how often you floss and brush. For deep-set plaque to be removed, professional dental instruments are necessary. With the assistance of specialized instruments, this cleaning will eliminate those dental films, plaque, food particles, and other threats to your oral health.
Keep a Healthy Smile
We all desire a bright smile, yet achieving one cannot be achieved by flossing, brushing, and rinsing our mouths alone. The results of over-the-counter products designed to beautify smiles are not comparable to those of professional teeth cleanings. Your trusted dentist will safely remove plaque much more effectively with a professional cleaning than any DIY method. Professional teeth cleaning also does not cause tooth sensitivity, as over-the-counter products do, so it is easy to see why people are abandoning DIY attempts to transform their smiles in favor of professionally performed teeth cleanings. Additionally, the teeth will appear whiter and brighter after a professional teeth cleaning removes stains and polishes them.
Prevent Gum Disease
Untreated gum disease can cause bad breath and bone loss around the teeth. With the spread of gum disease, the gums become weaker and more vulnerable. When the gums are not treated by a dentist, they may loosen until one or several teeth are lost. In this regard, it is imperative to visit the dentist at least once every six months. Having your teeth professionally cleaned will allow you to detect gum disease early, treat it before it worsens, and reverse its effects. Without a professional teeth cleaning, analysis, and treatment by your dentist, you may not be aware that you have gum disease.
Cavities are mostly caused by plaque. Professional cleaning is necessary to remove plaque and clean those tight areas in your mouth that you cannot reach on your own. Eventually, plaque builds up on teeth, causing a film-like substance to form that destroys dental enamel. The enamel on this tooth cannot be replaced. As enamel dissipates, teeth gradually decay. Eventually, this decay will result in surprisingly large cavities. Only a professional cleaning can completely remove the plaque that causes cavities.
Get Your Teeth Professionally Cleaned Today
You can count on our dental team to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful. You can find out more about dental cleanings and why they are important at Cramer Dental. Give us a call at (610) 272-0404 to book an appointment.