Teeth Cleaning at Atlanta Smiles
REAL People. REAL Smiles.
Maintaining good oral health starts with regular dental visits, especially teeth cleaning. Preventative care does just that. It allows our dental team to prevent significant issues by regularly caring for your teeth and catching problems early.
The Atlanta Smiles dental team recommends scheduling dental cleaning every six months for most patients. Also, most dental insurance covers two dental cleanings annually. Invest in your health with quality dental care.
What is Teeth Cleaning?
Teeth cleaning is a preventative dental procedure. Regular cleanings help prevent tooth decay and gum disease by removing plaque and tartar from teeth. After cleaning your teeth, we examine your teeth and gums to identify any oral health issues.
Patients of all ages benefit from dental cleanings. We recommend scheduling your child’s first dental cleaning during the first year of life. Starting early with proper dental care can set the stage for good oral health.
Why It’s Important to Schedule Teeth Cleanings
It’s best not to wait until you have a problem to schedule dental care. By the time you feel pain or discomfort in your mouth, the issue is likely advanced. Our team recommends annual x-rays, which we track at each dental checkup to identify any problems.
When we catch a problem early, the intervention may be less extensive. For example, a minor cavity may only require a dental filling, whereas extensive decay could result in a root canal or extraction.
Other benefits of teeth cleanings include:
- Improved Oral Health – Dental cleanings remove plaque buildup, which improves oral health.
- Remove Bacteria from Teeth – Professional teeth cleaning removes bacterial growth around the teeth, which leads to fewer cavities.
- Reduced Risk of Gum Disease – Regular dental cleanings prevent gum diseases like periodontitis and gingivitis.
- Increased Self-Esteem – Regular dental cleaning keeps smiles bright, which improves confidence.
How To Get On Track with Routine Dental Cleanings
We understand it can feel intimidating to schedule teeth cleaning when you haven’t maintained your oral health. Our team wants you to feel comfortable and cared for when you visit our dental office. We offer compassionate care and prioritize your well-being.
We may recommend a deep dental cleaning if you haven’t had your teeth cleaned in several years. Deep cleaning can reverse the effects of gum disease and improve oral health. Once your teeth and gums are healthy, we can likely move you to a treatment plan that includes two standard cleanings per year.
If you maintain quality home care and visit the dentist regularly, you can restore and maximize your oral health.
Atlanta Smiles Cares About Your Oral Health
Teeth cleanings set the stage for healthy teeth and gums. Our dental team wants each patient to have a beautiful and healthy smile. We work hard to ensure you feel comfortable during dental cleanings.
Contact us today to schedule a dental checkup and teeth cleaning.