Teeth Cleaning in Charlotte, NC
Just one visit to your dentist every six months can make a significant difference in your oral health. Located in Charlotte, NC, Dr. Linger’s office offers teeth cleaning services to children and adults of all ages. Professional dental cleanings not only reinforce a healthy brushing and flossing routine at home, but can also reduce your risk of tooth decay and periodontal disease. During your dental cleaning, you may also receive educational information from your dentist on how to properly care for your teeth.
Benefits of Regular Teeth Cleanings
Regular oral health, both at the dentist and at home, is the foundation for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. When visiting our dental office for a routine cleaning, we’ll work to remove tartar, plaque, and bacteria that you may not have been able to adequately remove through daily brushing and flossing alone.
Research has shown that there is a direct link between poor oral health and serious illnesses like heart disease, stroke and Alzheimer’s Disease. Teeth cleaning can not only help prevent a number of health conditions, it can also help you maintain a brighter, whiter smile free.
What to Expect During a Cleaning
During a routine teeth cleaning, we’ll begin by examining your teeth and gums with the Dental Microscope. You can watch on our ceiling mounted TV that is connected to the microscope. If any problems are found, we will recommend suitable treatments. During the cleaning, dental tools are used to remove hard calculus from slightly below and above the gum line. Once all calculus is removed, the teeth are polished to eliminate plaque and stains.
Depending on the condition of your teeth and the amount of plaque and tartar that must be removed, a teeth cleaning session should last an average of 60 minutes. In our office, all cleanings are done by our Dental Hygienist team of Licensed Periodontal Therapists. They also serve as Patient Comfort Specialists who provide you with a pain-free experience during your cleaning appointments.
Oral Care Between Cleaning Visits
To keep your teeth and gums in optimal condition between teeth cleaning appointments, it’s crucial to practice good oral care at home. Brush your teeth twice per day using the proper toothpaste. Your Hygienist will help you determine the best toothpaste to meet your needs. In addition to brushing, daily use of a water-pik, flossing or another device design to clean between the teeth and under the gums is also recommended. To schedule your teeth cleaning appointment, contact us today.