A professional teeth cleaning is an important part of our patient’s routine preventive dental care at Hires Dental Care, a dentist office located in the Sylvania Township, OH area. Following the American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines, Dr. J. Eric Hires and his dental team recommend that patients visit their dentist for routine preventive care which includes a professional cleaning and dental exam.
A teeth cleaning can help prevent the development of tooth decay, tooth loss, and periodontal disease. Dental cleanings contribute to protecting the longevity of the teeth and gums. Maintaining your natural smile helps support a stable bite and prevents the need for more complex dental procedures.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
Our highly trained and experienced Registered Dental Hygienists will perform your professional teeth cleaning (dental prophylaxis). Using specialized dental tools, and a gentle technique, the hygienist will thoroughly clean all surfaces of the teeth and gums. Your hygienist will help you feel relaxed and calm before treatment and will answer any questions you may have. We allow time to talk about any concerns or anxiety you may be feeling. Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:
- Removal of calculus (tartar)
- Removal of plaque
- Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.
- Screening for gum disease
Your dental hygienist will demonstrate proper brushing and flossing technique to minimize plaque and tartar build up between preventive care visits. Next, your dentist will examine your teeth and make any necessary recommendations for at home oral hygiene and/or follow up dental treatment. Most patients experience little to no discomfort during their cleaning and enjoy a fresh, clean feeling after treatment.
The Importance of Regular Dental Care
Your preventive care routine is important to your overall and oral health and can play a role in the longevity of your natural smile. While good oral hygiene at home is important, our dental hygienists can reach tooth surfaces that are often missed with daily brushing. Regular check-ups and professional teeth cleanings help to eliminate disease-causing bacteria. While cleaning your teeth, we look for any signs of tooth decay or damage that can be easily addressed in the early stages. If problems do exist, Dr. Hires may recommend additional visits in order to maintain optimal dental health. Patients who consistently receive bi-annual dental cleanings and checkups enjoy cleaner, whiter, healthier smiles.
Dr. Hires offers pediatric dentistry services at his Sylvania Township, OH area dentist office. He sees children starting at age 3 and young adults to help them establish a solid foundation for long term oral health. Hires Dental Care offers comprehensive preventive dental care, including professional dental cleanings with a registered dental hygienist.
One of the biggest challenges in children’s dentistry is preventing tooth decay. When you bring your child in twice a year for a dental checkup and cleaning, this provides our office the opportunity to spot decay in the early stages. The most conservative treatment options, such as a tooth filling, are available when diseases such as gum disease, are detected in the early stages.