The Importance of Professional Teeth Cleanings
By Jennifer L. Toy, D.M.D.
September 10, 2019
Category: Oral Health

You don't need to be so hard on yourself when it comes to yellowed or stained teeth. There's only so much regular brushing and flossing can do. Don't get us wrong. Brushing and flossing can reduce significant plaque buildup but professional teeth cleanings protect your teeth against serious oral diseases. Just ask your Concord and Penacook, NH, dentist.

Why do you need a professional cleaning procedure?

Over time plaque, a sticky layer of bacteria-rich film, buildup on teeth, which eventually leads to a hard deposit forming, tartar, or calculus. This tartar is difficult to remove and your dentist needs to use special tools. If you don't visit your Concord and Penacook dentist for your biannual dental cleaning, you risk serious diseases and health issues. Bacteria produce acids that cause tooth decay and gum disease, like periodontitis. This may lead to tooth loss, inflammation and infections of oral tissues, which may lead to systemic diseases.

Professional dental cleanings, along with dental examinations, are one of the best preventative methods to ensure your oral health.

More About the Procedure

A dental hygienist or trained technician performs the teeth cleaning. They first perform an oral examination to evaluate oral tissues, then clean using an ultrasonic scaler, a hand-held tool with a tiny tip that vibrates, and/or metal instruments, curettes, to remove plaque and calculus off teeth.

The final step consists of polishing teeth using a low-speed rotary brush to smoothen and shine teeth.

A Requirement for Good Oral Health

  • Brush and floss your teeth on a daily basis to remove food off the surface of teeth and prevent plaque buildup.
  • Visit your dentist for your biannual dental cleaning and oral examination so that she can catch serious issues in their early stages.

Are you interested in receiving a professional teeth cleaning? Call Dr. Jennifer Toy at (603) 753-6687 for more information in Concord or Penacook, NH, today!

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