Looking for a dental hygienist to do a dental cleaning? The hygienists at Gladstone Family Dentistry perform routine preventative cleanings at every appointment to make sure your teeth are healthy and attractive. After your cleaning, the dentist will look at your teeth to make sure everything is in good order. Make an appointment today at Gladstone Family Dentistry!
Read on to learn more about prophylaxis, or dental preventative cleaning.
What does a dental hygienist do for a dental cleaning?
At Gladstone Family Dentistry, we specialize in prophylaxis or preventative cleaning. Preventative cleaning greatly reduces the chance that you will ever need to have emergency dental work. Gum disease and tooth decay are the two main causes of tooth loss, so our dentists are trained to deal with these two problems and prevent them from getting worse, or even showing up in the first place.
During our cleaning treatments, our dentists and hygienists use a process called scaling to remove any tartar or plaque that are present on the teeth, as well as below the gum line. Cleaning below the gum line is especially important because no matter how much you brush or how diligently you floss, you can’t effectively clean below the gum line like our dentists are able to.
After the scaling process is complete, we will polish the teeth to smooth out any rough spots where bacteria could potentially accumulate. During prophylaxis treatments, our dentists will also be on the lookout for signs of gum disease, misaligned teeth, or cavities that may be forming. If they are spotted early, these problems can be dealt with fairly easily.
Our mindful and attentive hygienists are capable of spotting these problems, and are well suited to treat them. We offer fillings, crowns, bridges, tooth implants, extractions, Invisalign, Six Month Smiles, whitening treatments and other services. However, you are more likely to avoid these other procedures by regularly visiting us for routine dental cleaning appointments.