Professional Cleaning – Should You Have Your Teeth Professionally Cleaned?

Posted on: January 30, 2018

During your day, saliva is constantly circulating in your mouth. In doing so, it also circulates calcium and other substances that helps protect and strengthen your teeth. The problem is that over time, those same substances can cause calcium deposits that can make and make your teeth look spotted. This build up, called tartar, over time becomes the perfect environment for bacteria to grow next to your gums.

Sometimes tartar can look brown or black, and in those cases, people are more likely to notice them and know they have a problem. But sometimes, tartar can also be tooth colored and not visible to you at all, and in those cases, you really need a dentist with specialized tools and training in order to clean your teeth and remove the plaque and tartar buildup.

Active Dental, along with the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), recommend that you get your teeth professionally cleaned twice a year in addition to your daily hygiene habits of brushing and flossing. Maintaining a healthy mouth is paramount to your overall health.

What does a professional cleaning involve?

A professional teeth cleaning, also called a prophylaxis, generally includes:

  • Removing tartar and plaque build up
  • Flossing
  • Polishing
  • Applying fluoride

If you haven’t had a cleaning in a while, call your dentist ASAP! Most insurance plans cover 1 to 2 cleanings a year without any cost to you. Your smile matters, take charge of it!

Dental Implants are the Solution to Your Smile Woes

We can help patients replace damaged, unsightly or missing teeth with a robust material that functions and appears like regular teeth. Dental implants can help people to regain the smile they desire and not be obvious. Typically consisting of titanium, a dental implant replaces the root component of the missing or damaged tooth. The dental implant is then fitted with a crown in order to form a replacement that really does look like a healthy adult tooth.

Tooth-colored Fillings Will Fix Your Smile

It is now possible to fill cavities with fillings that match the hue of the surrounding teeth. These fillings consist of composite materials or porcelain. A dental laboratory carefully crafts these fillings to fit in nicely with the rest of the patient's mouth. When we apply the filling to the interior portion of a tooth, it is known as an inlay. When we attach one to the biting surface or one or more cusps, it is known as an onlay.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY!

Dr. Kalpesh Patel and the talented staff at Active Dental believe when you live healthy, you smile healthy, and we make every patient feel as though they are family. We want you to look forward to visiting our office. In addition to the highly-personalized treatment we provide, our office is also packed with amenities (like Netflix during your treatment!) and is designed with a strong focus on patient comfort. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel call us at 972-534-6024. We also proudly welcome patients who come from Coppell, Valley Ranch, Las Colinas, Irving, and all surrounding communities.


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