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Teeth Cleaning

Teeth cleaning and going to your dentist once or twice a year is more important than you may think.  There are of course cosmetic reasons to get an annual dental cleaning, but getting a semi-annual cleaning will affect your health in many other ways.  

How to Properly Clean Your Teeth

  1. Place the toothbrush at a forty-five-degree angle against your gums.
  2. Rotate the brush gently in small, circular motions (not side to side).
  3. Brush the outer surfaces of each tooth on both the upper and lower arches.
  4. Repeat on the inside surfaces and the chewing surfaces of all teeth.
  5. Scrape the tongue with a tongue scraper to remove bad-breath-causing bacteria. Move it from the back of the tongue toward the front, sweeping the bacteria out of the mouth.
  6. Rinse with water or alcohol-free mouthwash.

While brushing is effective in temporarily removing food and bacteria build up on your teeth, often it’s not enough. Plaque builds up over time that cannot be removed by brushing alone. Plaque buildup can lead to increased tooth decay, cavities, and other health problems. This is why a routine teeth cleaning is so important.

Routine teeth cleaningTeeth Cleaning Routine is Vital

Dental care is pretty standard but at the same time, everyone’s mouth is built a little differently.  Discuss a dental routine including professional teeth cleaning, to keep them clean, white, and most importantly healthy. Your dentist will answer any questions you might have.  Remember don’t take your teeth for granted, they may just save your life one day.

Finding a good New York dentist is an essential aspect of your dental health. When you do find a dentist that best fits your needs and expectations, it is important that you go in for regular cleanings every 6 months. This is to ensure that your teeth stay clean and healthy. This also allows your dentist to address any developing problems you may have with your dental health, such as incoming wisdom teeth or developing gum disease.

Missing just one dental cleaning can result in a myriad of problems, such as cavities forming on the insides of your teeth. If cavities are not removed and filled in by a professional, then you could end up losing your tooth. This is costly from both a monetary and medical point of view.

It is also important to it is that if you have dental implants or dentures, getting regular cleanings is still an essential part of your overall health. You should make sure that you schedule regular visits to your dentist to make sure your dentures fit well and are looking good.

How To Prepare

Before getting your teeth clean an evaluation and overview with Dr. Kim will be discussed to prepare for the procedure…

  • A comprehensive dental exam will be done including dental X-rays taken and models made of your teeth and mouth. You also may need a special type of computed tomography (CT) scan, that will allow the dentist to accurately measure the height and width of your existing bone to evaluate the health of your teeth and jaw bone.
  • Treatment plan. 212 Smiling will tailor a treatment plan to account all factors of the procedure.  If the surgery is invasive we will take into account the factors and the procedure with a timely thought out plan.  This will include a walkthrough of the procedure, a step by sept treatment guide and a follow up an appointment if needed.

Make sure to tell your doctor about any medical conditions and any medications you take, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs and supplements. If you have heart conditions or orthopedic implants, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics before surgery to help prevent infection.

Anesthesia may be used to control the pain during your procedure. The 212 Smiling team will instruct you about eating and drinking before surgery, depending on the type of anesthesia. If general anesthesia is used, someone will have to assist you home after surgery and expect to rest for the day.

What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning

Dental care is pretty standard but at the same time, everyone’s mouth is built a little differently.  Discuss a dental routine including professional teeth cleaning, to keep them clean, white, and most importantly healthy. A typical teeth cleaning experience may go something like this…

  • A physical exam of your teeth
  • Removal of  plaque and tartar
  • Gritty toothpaste cleaning
  • Expert flossing and rinsing
  • Applying fluoride treatment

After The Procedure

After your dental cleaning, you may experience some of the typical discomforts associated with any type of dental procedure, such as:

  • Minor bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Pain or discomfort

If swelling, discomfort or any other problem gets worse after surgery, contact your dentist as you may need pain medications or antibiotics.  You may need to eat soft foods while the procedure site heals. Typically, your dental surgeon or dentist will use stitches, if invasive, that dissolve on their own, but if not your dental surgeon or dentist will have to remove them.

There’s More than One Way to Improve the Look of Teeth

A cosmetic dentist can help you improve the look of your teeth by ridding your teeth of plaque. However, a cosmetic dentist can also improve the look of your through the process of teeth whitening. When coupled with regular teeth cleaning, teeth whitening procedures can greatly improve the look and overall health of your teeth.

No matter if you are looking for teeth whitening, Invisalign clear braces, or periodontal services, it is important that you find an experienced dentist that you can trust. 212 smiling in New York can give you the dental care you need to keep your teeth white and healthy.

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