Professional Cleanings At Richardson General and Cosmetic Dentistry
Why Are Professional Cleanings So Important?
The top two reasons adults lose teeth are cavities and gum disease, which is why, on top of a good dental hygiene routine, regular professional cleaning appointments are so crucial. Even the best daily brushing and flossing won’t get every bit of plaque between teeth and along the gum lines, and that plaque eventually hardens into tartar. Professional cleaning gets rid of all that tartar and keeps your teeth and gums on track to stay healthy.
How Often Should I Come In For Cleanings?
In general, patients should schedule basic cleaning appointments twice a year, but it’s important to talk to us about your individual dental health needs. Patients with risk factors for developing gum disease may need more frequent cleanings, and diabetic patients often require as many as four cleanings per year to fight back against the attendant oral health difficulties.
You’re probably familiar with electric toothbrushes — you can buy one with a head that rotates at any drugstore. Sonicare leaves those oscillating brushes behind, using sonic wave technology to vibrate as many as 30,000 cycles per minute to break down plaque, making it easier to brush away.
Why Do We Recommend Sonicare?
A Sonicare brush is a fantastic addition to any oral hygiene routine, but because these brushes are so gentle on the gums, we particularly recommend it for patients with sensitive gums or gum recession, or for those with a tendency to brush hard. They are also excellent for anyone over the age of 40, because they are excellent at blasting food out of deeper gingival pockets (the spaces between teeth and gums).
How Does The Oral B Toothbrush Work?
The Oral B electric toothbrush is great for removing food particles and plaque from your teeth and gums. You might think you do a pretty good job of brushing your teeth with a manual toothbrush, but an Oral B brush is much more effective at cleaning hard-to-reach areas, with the result that it clears away 100 percent more plaque than manual brushes! It also has a handy built-in timer so you know you’re getting the full two minutes in.
Why Do We Recommend Oral B?
The most important thing to look for in a toothbrush is how effectively it cleans your teeth! That’s why our doctors recommend Oral B. The pulsating, rotating brush head ensures that plaque is both broken up and swept away, removing 33 percent more than the vibrating Sonicare DiamondClean brush head. It’s also 32 percent better for your gums!
Schedule Your Next Cleaning With Richardson General and Cosmetic Dentistry
If it’s been six months or longer since your last appointment, what are you waiting for? Give us a call at (972) 690-6653 or send us a email today to schedule your next one. We want to give our patients all the tools they need to fight back against cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss.