Dental Cleanings in Nashville, TN
Dental cleanings play an important role in your oral health. While your at-home dental cleaning regimen is important, having your teeth professionally cleaned twice a year will keep your natural teeth extra healthy.
A professional dental cleaning adds an additional layer of caring for your teeth and overall health. As diligent as you are about caring for your own teeth, your dentist has special tools that provide a thorough cleaning, which is helpful for the prevention of cavities and gum disease.
Over time, tartar builds on the surfaces of your teeth and no amount of brushing or flossing will get rid of it. However, during a dental cleaning, special tools are used to safely remove traces of food and tartar before they cause major damage. If tartar is not removed it hardens and accumulates beneath the gumline which causes the gums to become inflamed or swollen, and can lead to gum disease and cavities. Oftentimes patients have strong teeth, but experience gingivitis due to tartar buildup causing gum issues. Routine dental cleanings can prevent this from occurring.
After removing the tartar and film from your teeth, the hygienist will thoroughly floss, clean, and polish your teeth. This in-depth process will also eliminate stains that have accumulated from food and beverages, restoring your bright and beautiful smile. During this appointment, your dentist will evaluate your overall oral health by checking for TMJ, cavities, and signs of infection, disease, or abnormal growth. You might also have x-rays taken, as they will provide your dentist with a detailed look of everything going on beneath the surface of your mouth.
Dental cleanings will help prevent problems with your teeth and gums and detect issues before they become major. Early detection not only saves your teeth, but it also saves discomfort, time and money.
If you’re overdue for a six-month dental cleaning in Nashville, call us today and we’ll get your appointment scheduled. After you have your teeth cleaned at our office, you’ll enjoy a fresh mouth and cleaner smile.
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