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At Covington Signature Dentistry, we always recommend that our patients follow proper oral hygiene practices to maintain good oral health. Lack of oral hygiene can affect your teeth, gums, and the rest of the body as well.

Brushing and flossing the teeth at least twice a day and use of an alcohol-free mouthwash helps keep our teeth clean and breath fresh. When you start and end every day with germ-free teeth and stimulated gums, you’re contributing to your dental health.

However, to prevent the onset of dental diseases, proper at-home oral hygiene habits are not enough. The American Dental Association recommends everyone to get their teeth cleaned by a dentist at least twice a year by a certified dental hygienist.

What Is the Importance of Regular Cleanings at a Dental Office?

Regular dental cleanings mean better oral health. During a professional dental cleaning, your dentist or dental hygenist removes plaque and tartar from the surface and in between the teeth to prevent tooth decay, dental infections, and gum disease.

If you haven’t had a dental cleaning done in several months or if you have tooth decay or gum disease, make an appointment with Covington Signature Dentistry for a dental cleaning and examination.

Why Should You Have Regular Dental Exams?

We can prevent most dental diseases with regular oral care. Besides, if dental issues like tooth decay, cavities, gum diseases, and oral cancer are detected during its initial stage early during a dental checkup, the chances of successful treatment of the condition increases.

What Happens During a Teeth Cleaning Appointment

When you visit Covington Signature Dentistry for your routine checkups and teeth cleaning, we will conduct a thorough analysis of your teeth and gums using x-rays, images, and measurements to detect the presence of any ongoing or potential problems and make a diagnosis.

Besides, our hygienist will:

  • Clean the teeth by removing any buildup, plaque, and tartar.
  • After cleaning the teeth, they are polished to remove dental stains and to keep the teeth smooth, reducing the buildup of bacteria and plaque.
  • A fluoride gel is applied to the teeth to strengthen the enamel.
  • We will help our patients practice proper oral hygiene practices, provide dental health education and instructions to practice oral hygiene, and answer any concerns our patients may have about maintaining proper oral health.
  • We may recommend a deep cleaning procedure for patients with gum disease that involves scaling and root planing.

Benefits of dental cleaning

The benefits of teeth cleaning at our dental office include the following:

  • Plaque and tartar removal- Dental cleaning at Covington Signature Dentistry helps prevent the buildup of tartar and plaque using specialized dental equipment before it progresses, thus preventing the onset of gum problems.
  • A healthier looking smile- Biannual teeth cleanings can help remove unsightly teeth stains and discoloration by dramatically increasing the beauty and esthetics of a smile.
  • Fresher breath- Lack of proper oral hygiene or advanced gum disease can lead to severe bad breath. Removal of plaque, calculus, and bacteria during dental cleaning can improve bad breath and prevent infection.

Dr. Peter Yeh, DDS at Covington Signature Dentistry, can help improve the oral health of our patients while transforming their smiles. Call us at  (253) 638-9955 or schedule an appointment online.

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