A Healthy Smile Starts With Routine Cleanings
A consistent at-home oral hygiene routine isn’t enough to keep your teeth free of harmful bacteria. Even if you’re the most consistent patient ever, it’s still essential to visit our Wilmington and Seaford, DE dentists for professional dental cleanings. At Brown & Baran Family Dentistry, you can trust your smile to our dedicated team to help maintain your oral health. Experience quality and personalized care by entrusting your smile to our compassionate dentists.
What Are Teeth Cleanings?
A teeth cleaning is a routine, yet essential procedure in general dentistry. This common treatment is cost-effective and the most effective way to protect your smile from serious issues like gum disease and decay. Your cleaning will include a thorough examination of your teeth to determine the type of dental care that’s best for your oral health. We recommend visiting our practice every six months so that our dentists can check for underlying issues.
The Benefits of Routine Teeth Cleanings
Most medical experts say that prevention is the best medicine. The same is true for general dentistry. That’s why routine teeth cleanings offer a wide range of benefits like:
- Thoroughly removing bacteria
- Catching any underlying dental issues early
- Boosting the health of your teeth and gums
- Reducing your bad breath (halitosis)
How Your Teeth Are Cleaned
Your dentist will begin your cleaning by using specialized dental tools to remove any food particles and polish your teeth. This technology allows your dentist to clean areas within your oral cavity that are hard-to-reach with a normal toothbrush. This helps with eliminating plaque and removing any tartar that might have built up over time. Based on your oral health, your dentist may recommend visiting our office more frequently for cleanings.
If there are any underlying issues detected in your smile such as gum disease or cavities, we’ll recommend treatments such as tooth-colored fillings to keep your teeth looking healthy.
Frequently Asked Questions
It’s recommended to schedule a professional dental cleaning at least twice a year, or once every six months. If you’re prone to cavities, have a history of gum disease, or have certain dental issues, your dentist may suggest coming in more frequently. It’s important to not skip these appointments or else your oral health may greatly suffer as a result.
Most dentists recommend having your child come in for their first professional teeth cleaning between 12 to 36 months. It’s never too early to bring them in and have them taught good oral hygiene. Not only can professional teeth cleanings protect your child’s smile, but they can also set them up for a lifetime of pristine oral health through developing solid habits.
Not keeping up with your dental cleanings can cause you to develop issues that can threaten your smile’s health. Even if you practice a consistent oral health regimen, you may not know the signs associated with certain issues like gum disease or tooth decay. By visiting your dentist, they’ll diagnose any dental issues you may have and provide effective treatment.
Most insurance companies will help pay for the cost of professional teeth cleaning. It’s recommended that you contact your provider to get a better understanding of your coverage and benefits. Don’t hesitate to reach out to your dentist if you need further assistance or to learn whether they provide financing options to help with out-of-pocket expenses.
Protecting Your Smile Is Easy With Teeth Cleanings
Keep your smile healthy with routine cleanings. At Brown & Baran Family Dentistry, our experienced dentists can protect your oral health from a variety of dental issues such as tooth decay or gum disease. Learn how our dentists can keep your teeth healthy for years to come. Call either our Wilmington, DE office at (302) 999-7600 or our Seaford, DE practice at (302) 536-7589 to schedule your appointment today. We welcome patients who reside in Pike Creek, Marshallton, and Stanton, MI.