REGULAR DETAL CHECKUP AND CLEANING
Dental cleaning in Oshawa is as important as anywhere else.
Dental cleaning should be part of your bi-annual dental checkup.
Why is professional dental cleaning important?
Professional dental cleaning is important because it helps remove plaque and tartar from the teeth which can lead to tooth decay, bad breath, and or infections of the mouth, jaw, and teeth.
The professional dental cleaning can get into areas that you may not be able to clean well yourself with your regular oral hygiene.
How professional dental cleaning is performed
After the dentist examines your teeth; either the dentist or hygienist (most often it is the hygienist) will scrape your teeth to remove plaque and tartar.
After scraping loose the plaque and tartar build-up, you will be able to rinse your mouth.
Next, the brushing and polishing of the teeth begin with a special toothpaste and brush utilized by the dentist or hygienist.
This step is then followed up with a fluoride treatment, which will help protect the enamel of your teeth for up to 3 months.
A professional cleaning should be done twice a year.
How to continue your cleaning at home
After your dental cleaning at the dentist office, you should follow your oral hygiene at home every day.
This should consist of brushing your teeth at least twice daily if not after every meal, and flossing a minimum of once a day.
Tips for helping your teeth stay cleaner between professional cleanings
Here are some tips to help you keep your teeth cleaner and healthier in between cleanings.
- Floss before brushing, this loosens tartar and plaque your brush might not get too.
- Brush softer, hold your brush at a 45-degree angle and brush lightly in a circular pattern
- Use an electric toothbrush instead of a manual.