Cosmetic, Family and General Dentists & Aesthetic and Implant Dentists located in Parma, OH, Cleveland, OH, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, and Akron, OH
The best way to maintain a bright and healthy smile is to have professional teeth cleanings twice each year at 2K Dental in Parma, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Falls, and Akron, Ohio. The experienced team offers comprehensive dental care including preventive dental cleanings that help you avoid oral health problems. Schedule an appointment today by calling the office nearest you.
Teeth Cleanings Q&A
What are professional dental cleanings?
You may think you don’t need to visit the dentist for dental cleanings if you brush and floss your teeth twice each day. But professional dental cleanings are the only way to remove built-up plaque, a sticky substance that leads to tooth decay and gum disease.
Dental cleanings are generally performed during your dental exam, making it an essential part of your preventive oral health care.
What should I expect during dental cleaning appointments?
Your dental specialist removes plaque, tartar, and debris from your teeth and around your gums. Plaque and tartar trap bacteria under gums and against your teeth, increasing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Once your teeth have a buildup of plaque or tartar, it can only be removed by your dentist.
After your teeth are thoroughly cleaned, your dentist may apply a fluoride treatment to help protect against decay. Your provider spends time educating you on proper tooth brushing and flossing procedures, how to adjust your diet to reduce your risk of cavities, and may suggest products to help maintain optimal oral health.
The exam portion of your visit consists of an evaluation of your gums, cheeks, and bite to determine if there are oral health concerns in need of treatment. Dental X-rays are used to look at possible conditions below the gum line. If you need dental restorations, your dentist reviews all treatment options with you.
Small dental restorations can sometimes be completed immediately, when the schedule allows. Follow-up appointments are scheduled for any major restorations.
How often should I schedule dental cleanings?
In the past, dentists recommended a professional dental cleaning once per year. Today, The American Dental Association and 2K Dental recommend twice annual cleanings and exams. Use the online booking tool or call the practice of your choice to schedule an appointment once every six months.
If you have poor dental hygiene or other oral health concerns, your dentist may recommend a more frequent cleaning and exam schedule to help prevent problems.
To schedule your preventive dental cleaning and exam, call 2K Dental today to book an appointment.