In conjunction with at-home care, undergoing a teeth cleaning every six months can help you avoid serious and costly oral health issues. Regular teeth cleanings can also benefit your overall health. At the Charleston Center for Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry in Charleston, SC, our team of hygienists work closely with Dr. John Rink to provide the preventive care necessary to help you and your family experience the many benefits of excellent oral health.
Regular teeth cleanings allow your hygienist to remove any bacteria and plaque that may have accumulated. When bacteria and plaque remain unaddressed, they can place your teeth and gums at risk of developing decay or periodontal issues. While regular brushing and flossing can eradicate most plaque and bacteria, most of us experience at least some degree of buildup that requires the help of a professional.
If you are new to the area, or simply need to establish a routine of regular checkups and teeth cleanings with a caring practice, we would love to meet you and your family.
Meanwhile, many do not realize that conditions such as gum disease are linked to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory diseases, among other complications. Since teeth cleanings are completely covered by most insurance plans, they are among the most economical and effective ways to safeguard your health.
Professional teeth cleanings simple and comfortable. Before the cleaning, your hygienist will perform a visual exam to check your teeth and gums for any obvious concerns. Next, he or she will remove any plaque and tartar around the gum line and between your teeth.
When your teeth are free from buildup, your hygienist will use a high-powered electric brush to clean and polish your teeth with a special toothpaste. Next, the teeth are flossed. This part of the check-up can identify places you may be missing when you floss at home. You may also need a fluoride treatment. We will also administer x-rays to check for any issues with underlying structures, such as the jaw and temporomandibular joints. When the hygienist has finished your cleaning, Dr. Rink will also conduct an examination, recommending any necessary treatment options based on their findings.
During your appointment, your hygienist will discuss how you can improve your oral hygiene routine at home. Regular brushing and flossing are key to protecting your smile.
The best way to protect the long-term health and well-being of your smile is to combine consistent at-home care with regular teeth cleanings. In-office consultations can identify problems before they worsen, saving you time and money down the line. The team at the Charleston Center is dedicated to maintaining the health of your smile by identifying and treating your specific needs. If you are new to the area, or simply need to establish a routine of regular checkups and teeth cleanings with a caring practice, we would love to meet you and your family. Contact our office online or call (843) 766-1132 to schedule a cleaning today.