Good dental health requires good dental hygiene. Brushing after meals with fluoride toothpaste and daily flossing help keep plaque under control for healthier teeth and gums. However, even if you have stellar dental hygiene practices at home, you still need routine professional cleanings with our Houston teeth cleaning expert.
Most experts recommend biannual professional cleanings. This allows our expert in teeth cleaning in Houston to remove any potentially harmful plaque, tartar and bacteria from your teeth so that you can have a fresh start. Regular brushing and flossing is a great way to keep your smile healthy, but the plaque tends to build up in hard-to-reach areas where it can quickly harden into tartar, a mineralized substance that can only be removed by a professional.
At your next checkup, our Houston teeth cleaning expert will use a variety of tools to give you a deep clean and leave your teeth feeling smooth and shiny and your gums refreshed. An ultrasonic cleaner and water sprayer may be used to loosen hardened deposits before a hand scraper is used to remove the tartar and plaque buildup. In some cases, we may also smooth the roots of your teeth to clean them even more thoroughly and reverse early signs of gingivitis. We will then use a special electric toothbrush and gritty polish to scrub and polish your teeth, which helps remove superficial stains and discolorations. A thorough flossing will finish the job of cleaning your teeth. If you are prone to sensitivity or tooth decay, our Houston teeth cleaning expert may recommend a fluoride treatment to harden your enamel and reduce the risk of dental disease.
Biannual checkups and cleanings play an important role in your dental health and give us essential information about your dental health status. However, some patients may need more or less frequent cleanings and checkups based on their individual needs. Our expert in teeth cleaning in Houston will make personalized recommendations based on your health and dental history.
Contact our office today to learn more or to schedule your next cleaning with our Houston dentist.
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