Scheduling an appointment for teeth cleaning is more than just improving your smile. It also helps to improve your health as well.
Schedule a Teeth Cleaning Appointment with your Gilbert Dentist
As your dentist in Gilbert, I’m all about promoting oral health.
You want to make sure that you remove dental plaque. Here is some important information from COLGATE.COM regarding dental plaque and why it should be removed:
“People used to think that as you got older you naturally lost your teeth. We now know that’s not true. By following easy steps for keeping your teeth and gums healthy – plus seeing your dentist regularly — you can have your teeth for a lifetime!
Plaque: What is it?
Plaque is made up of invisible masses of harmful germs that live in the mouth and stick to the teeth.
Some types of plaque cause tooth decay
Other types of plaque cause gum disease
Red, puffy or bleeding gums can be the first signs of gum disease. If gum disease is not treated, the tissues holding the teeth in place are destroyed and the teeth are eventually lost.
Dental plaque is difficult to see unless it’s stained. You can stain plaque by chewing red “disclosing tablets,” found at grocery stores and drug stores, or by using a cotton swab to smear green food coloring on your teeth. The red or green color left on the teeth will show you where there is still plaque—and where you have to brush again to remove it.
Stain and examine your teeth regularly to make sure you are removing all plaque.
Ask your dentist or dental hygienist if your plaque removal techniques are okay.
Step One: Floss
Use floss to remove germs and food particles between teeth. Rinse.
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Holding floss. Using floss between upper teeth. Using floss between lower teeth.
NOTE! Ease the floss into place gently. Do not snap it into place — this could harm your gums.
Step Two: Brush Teeth
Use any tooth brushing method that is comfortable, but do not scrub hard back and forth. Small circular motions and short back and forth motions work well. Rinse.
To prevent decay, it’s what’s on the toothbrush that counts. Use fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride is what protects teeth from decay.” [READ SOURCE ARTICLE]
Teeth Cleaning: Final Thoughts
If you don’t already do so, make sure that you start brushing and flossing your teeth. Just following these simple habits will help you to have both healthy teeth and gums. However, you need to know that this regimen alone isn’t enough. You need to get in to a dentist’s chair for a dental exam.
During the exam, you’ll have X-rays done. The dental exam will most likely lead to a teeth cleaning appointment. And who is the best person to help you? Why your dentist in Gilbert of course.
Gilbert Vista Dental Care
2451 East Baseline Road #210
Gilbert, AZ 85234
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