Teeth Cleanings & Deep Cleanings
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A dental exam and teeth cleaning are what we call a hygiene appointment, and it’s not just a teeth cleaning. Whether you had a filling done, a smile makeover, implants or just looking to have a healthy mouth, our dental hygienists will keep your smile healthy for life by providing you with the best dental teeth cleaning in our beautiful dental office located in East El Paso. As for getting your adult dental checkups, our seasoned El Paso dentist will take good care of you.
The process of deep dental cleanings in El Paso involves techniques referred to as scaling and root planing. This procedure is a deeper, more intense cleaning than just a regular dental cleaning. The scaling procedure entails removing the plaque and tartar from the tooth’s surface and from the areas between the teeth and gums. Root planing is a deep cleaning method that involves using a scaling instrument to remove plaque and tartar from the surface of the roots of your teeth. After a few weeks, you will see your gums getting healthy, as long as you continue to do your oral hygiene routine daily.
Regular dental exams and cleanings are a simple but crucial step in the protection of your lifelong oral health. Biannual visits to the dentist can prevent painful and costly conditions, such as decay and gum disease. Brushing and flossing can help to combat decay, but only professional dental care can fully remove harmful bacteria.
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Take charge of your dental health and beautiful smile. Contact Dr. Willison’s office today to book your regular cleaning and exam. Call us at (915) 263-8333, or fill out the form on this page to schedule your next exam & cleaning.
What to Expect from a Teeth Cleaning in El Paso, TX
At the Dentist El Paso, we understand that a percentage of our patients may feel anxious before in-office teeth cleaning. This is why our El Paso dentist always tries to prepare our patients with tips on what they can expect during their teeth cleaning appointment.
Plaque & Tartar Removal
Regular teeth cleaning consists of our dentist or hygienist eliminating stains, tartar, and plaque from your teeth. For our patients with possible gum health issues, our dentist may recommend more frequently scheduled teeth cleaning visits. Our dentist may recommend a deep cleaning procedure if regular teeth cleaning does not work in your specific case. A deep teeth cleaning eliminates hard tartar and plaque from your teeth and gums.
After removing plaque and tartar from your teeth, we use specialized toothpaste and a high-powered brush to polish your teeth. The dental hygienist will ask you to pick your favorite flavor before they get started. Remember that a teeth cleaning shouldn’t hurt, so say something if there is any discomfort.
Flossing, Rinse, & Flouride
After polishing your teeth, the hygienist will provide thorough flossing. They will rinse out any leftover debris and then provide you with a fluoride treatment. The fluoride treatment will give your teeth extra protection against future plaque buildup.
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Regular Teeth Cleaning: Why & How
Although brushing your teeth is actually a pretty easy thing to do, a large percentage of the population still doesn’t do it regularly. Only about 70% of Americans brush their teeth once or twice daily according to a survey published by Delta Dental, and only about 50% of Americans floss daily according to the American Dental Association.
Brushing, flossing, and professional teeth cleanings are essential to keep a healthy mouth as well as a healthy body. Below we explain why and how you should clean your teeth and also get your teeth cleaned.
Why We Should Brush & Floss Daily
Brushing your teeth at least twice daily is the most important part of your oral health routine. The second most important part would be flossing at least once daily. A good oral health routine will prevent bad breath, tooth decay, gum disease, and allow you to keep your natural teeth throughout your life.
When you brush & floss your teeth you help to remove plaque and tartar that builds upon the enamel. This plaque and tartar attract bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease. This bacteria will eventually lead to infections and inflammation that affects the rest of your body. Gum disease has been known to be related to heart problems, diabetes, and preterm labor in some cases.
Correct way to Brush Your Teeth
Proper brushing should take at least two minutes twice a day. Use short and gentle strokes with an emphasis on hard-to-reach teeth and pay attention to the gums and tongue as well. Concentrate on the outer and inner surfaces of the upper and lower teeth. Remember to brush your tongue for fresh breathe.
Also, make sure to replace your toothbrush when it is visibly worn (at least once every 3 months) and also after you get sick with a cold or flu. Germs can linger in the bristle long after use.
Correct Way to Floss
For flossing, you should gently glide the floss through your teeth in a zig-zag motion to make sure you get the hard-to-reach angles. Make sure to pay attention to the gum line to evacuate food particles building up and causing plaque below the gum line. Remember to floss each tooth with a clean section of floss.
Regular Professional Teeth Cleaning
Getting your teeth cleaned twice yearly is essential to reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease. Brushing and flossing help to remove plaque that builds up on your teeth, but plaque begins to re-colonize your mouth within hours. Making it difficult to keep up with the amount of plaque and tartar that collects on your enamel. That’s where we come in.
Regular dental cleanings help to remove the hard-to-reach build-up on your teeth. Our hygienist will gently scrape, brush and floss your teeth to perfection, as well as provide a fluoride treatment to help prevent future plaque build-up. If your teeth are especially bad, scaling and root planing, also known as deep cleaning, will be necessary. We can provide you and your family with professional teeth cleaning in our east El Paso, TX dental office.
Schedule Your Teeth Cleaning Today!
Call us today at (915) 263-8333, or schedule an appointment by visiting our Contact page. We welcome all patients in the El Paso, TX area. The Dentist staff is professional and friendly. We welcome all questions you may have about teeth cleaning and any other dental service we have. Call today!