During your first dental cleaning at the dentist, you will get your teeth thoroughly cleaned to remove bacteria and plaque buildup on your teeth and gums that can lead to cavities and other problems. The dentist will use special cleaning agents to ensure that your teeth are clean and free from cavity-causing bacteria. Visit our Gresham Dental Excellence clinic today to get the best cleaning procedure for your teeth. Dr. Cooke will also ensure they have addressed any dental problems they may have spotted while cleaning.
Preparing Yourself for a Dental Cleaning
Cleaning your teeth at home may not be as effective as in-office dental cleanings. This is why you need to visit our dentist if you have a lot of tartar or plaque buildup. Our hygienist will use special tools to remove the plaque around your teeth and gums. This will prevent gum bleeding and tooth trauma. Also, when you are coming to see us, avoid flossing or brushing too vigorously before your appointment. The hygienist will clean between your teeth with a tool called an ultrasonic scaler. It can remove hard deposits on tooth surfaces without damaging them. The most common cleaning procedure involves scaling and polishing, and in many cases, you will not need anesthesia.
How to Take Care of Your Teeth After the Appointment
The best thing you can do to protect your oral health is also one of the simplest: brush and floss regularly and ensure you have flossed in between every tooth. Also, brush daily using the recommended brush and toothpaste to keep your teeth and gums strong and healthy. Our dental hygienist will help you find the right products if you do not know what to use. Also, avoid consuming a lot of sugar, and schedule an appointment with the dentist at least every six months or more often, depending on your current dental condition.
For more information on dental cleanings visit us at Gresham Dental Excellence or call us at (971) 431-7292.