The Importance of Dental Cleanings
Regular dental cleaning is essential for your health. People often ask why we need a specialized doctor for our teeth cleaning. Our mouths are very important: our teeth prepare the food we need to eat so that our body can properly digest it. Regular cleanings at the dentist office keep our teeth healthy and help our body by preventing other illnesses.
Before Your Visit:
If it is your first visit to Winter Dental, we will ask if your family has a history of cancer, gum disease, or heart disease. Since a cleaning removes bacteria in the mouth, some procedures may risk entry to the bloodstream. Knowing your family history will allow us to determine if you may need antibiotics or additional precautions. If you have not been to a dentist recently, you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
During Your Visit:
Check in with the receptionist. You may have some paperwork to complete. After that, relax until a technician calls you into the room, where the hygienist will explain the procedure. They will clean your teeth and remove any tartar or plaque that has accumulated on your teeth, between them, and along the gum line. If there is too much buildup of this bacteria, your immune system fights back. If the accumulation continues, you may get gum disease that will also weaken your teeth.
Although appointments may differ due to the condition of the teeth, most involve the following:
After Your Visit:
The hygienist or dentist may make recommendations about brushing or flossing. If you have a cavity, please schedule an appointment to have it corrected as soon as possible. Enjoy a diet with lots of vegetables and make sure you get enough vitamins. Finally, if you notice any pain in your teeth or gums, please contact your dentist office as soon as possible.
We encourage patients to learn the benefits of regular dental checkups at Winter Dental in Arvada, CO.