Teeth Cleaning in Wichita, KS
A professional cleaning at Wichita Family Dental will thoroughly clean your teeth and gums. It is necessary to prevent the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. It will also allow your doctor to evaluate your teeth for cavities, gum disease, and other irregularities. This evaluation may save you from expensive dental procedures in the future or catch undiagnosed issues such as oral cancer.
The benefits of professional teeth cleaning include:
Plaque removal. Even with proper brushing and flossing, it is nearly impossible to remove all plaque, and bacteria from your teeth and gums. A buildup of plaque above and below the gum line will harden into tartar which can only be removed by a dental professional. If not removed, it can cause periodontal problems. Your Wichita Family Dental dentist or hygienist will use specialized dental equipment to thoroughly check for and remove plaque and tartar, or calculus.
A healthier looking smile. A professional cleaning can remove stains which may make your teeth look yellowed and cause you to look older.
Fresher breath. Regular cleanings can improve bad breath by removing plaque, tartar, and bacteria.
the teeth cleaning process:
Your Wichita Family Dental hygienist will use a scaler to remove plaque and tartar around your gum line and in between your teeth. The more tartar is present, the more time this will take. Once your teeth are free of tartar, your hygienist will polish your teeth with an electric brush and gritty, flavored toothpaste. This process will remove any tartar left behind from the scaler. Your hygienist will then give you an expert flossing and have you rinse. Finally, they will apply a fluoride treatment. Your cleaning should not be painful. Instead, it will leave your teeth feeling clean and fresh.
Our office performs professional dental cleanings six days a week. We recommend professional cleanings twice annually, or every 3 months if you have periodontitis.
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