Even if you have exceptional at-home oral hygiene habits, you need professional teeth cleanings. At these visits, your hygienist removes hardened plaque from your teeth and tartar and some stains that regular brushing and flossing can’t.
Your hygienist also checks for signs of gingivitis, gum disease, oral cancer, and other concerns that could cause tooth loss and other complications.
Professional teeth cleanings are an essential part of your preventive oral health care. If you skip regular visits to Dr. Hoang, you can suffer:
Cavities are the first indication of tooth decay. They develop where tartar and plaque build up, often in areas difficult to reach with home care.
When you have a buildup of plaque and tartar at the gumline, the bacteria can get down into your gums, causing disease. Gum disease causes tooth decay and loss.
Plaque, brown tartar, and dental stains consist of bacteria. When not removed during a professional cleaning, you end up with bad breath that can’t be covered up with gum or mints.
Teeth cleanings are done by the exceptional hygienist team at Dr. Michael Hoang, DMD.
They’ll first do a brief physical exam of your entire mouth. The hygenist will use a small mirror to check the areas around your teeth and look for inflamed or infected gums and other concerns.
Your hygienist then uses a water tool, laser, or hand tools to get rid of plaque and tartar around your gumline and between your teeth.
Once your teeth are scraped clean, your hygienist uses a high-powered brush to deep clean the enamel. They’ll finish with an expert flossing, and you’ll rinse your mouth to feel a sparkling clean effect.
Professional cleaning is followed by a consultation with Dr. Hoang. He’ll check any concerns your hygienist might have noticed and do a thorough review of X-rays or restorations.
Set up your teeth cleaning appointment at Dr. Michael Hoang, DMD. Call the office today or use this website to schedule online.