Routine Teeth Cleaning & Dental Checkups
Great dental health necessitates a multi-pronged approach that encompasses good dental hygiene, annual teeth cleaning, and expert dental care. Thorough examinations of your gums, teeth, and oral cavity, in addition to professional teeth cleaning, are all part of a dental checkup and cleaning. Here, at Emerald Dental, we recommend that patients have a dental cleaning at least once every six months. This will keep your teeth and gums in good condition and aid in the prevention of major dental issues in between appointments.
Here, at Emerald Dental, in the Lakewood area, not only does Dr. Paswaters and our staff work with adults, but also with children who have special needs.
Why is Teeth Cleaning and Dental Checkups Important?
Routine dental cleanings are an important aspect of maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Aside from safeguarding your gums and teeth, regular dental cleanings enable us to see what’s happening with your oral cavity and treat problems, such as cavities, before they worsen. Consider the following advantages of regular dental cleanings:
Loss of Teeth Prevention
Gum disease is a major dental problem. It begins when plaque accumulates on the teeth. From there, it invades the tooth as the disease progresses. This is detrimental to the tissues in the jaw. As a result, the tissues aren’t able to support the teeth, causing them to fall out. Regular dental cleanings significantly lessen the chance of you losing your teeth.
The primary reason you should have routine cleanings and check-ups is to avoid tooth decay and gum disease. After all, a cleaning is far less expensive than filling a cavity or extracting a tooth. Furthermore, unlike suffering from tooth decay or gum disease, having your teeth cleaned is a joyful experience.
Freshens your breath
Dental cleaning aids in the prevention of bacterial growth in the oral cavity. These bacteria, unfortunately, cause halitosis, also known as bad breath. Brushing and flossing on a regular basis will, of course, promote fresh breath. However, dental cleanings twice a year are also necessary to keep your oral cavity odor-free.
Improves Your Overall Health
Believe it or not, the health of your oral cavity can significantly impact your overall health. This is due to the proximity of the brain cavities and sinuses to the roots of your teeth. So, if your teeth become infected, it can lead to serious implications for your health. However, with regular dental cleanings and check-ups, it will improve your general health and prevent health problems later in life.
What Dental Services Do Emerald Health Provide?
A Professional Cleaning
Annual teeth cleaning is part of a routine dental checkup and is typically done by a dental hygienist. Special tools are used to remove all plaque and tartar. Following the removal of tartar and plaque, the dental hygienist will then use grit-like paste to polish the teeth. Afterwards, a polishing instrument is used to get rid of stains on the surface of the teeth. Flossing is then performed, to ensure that the teeth are thoroughly cleaned.
During your visit, your gums, mouth, and teeth will be examined thoroughly. This is often done to search for any signs associated with periodontal disease or other health issues. This will help you in keeping excellent oral health and eliminate serious problems. If there is a problem, Dr. Paswaters will be able to identify it and treat it right away.
X-ray of Teeth
X-rays may be suggested by your dentist based on symptoms, disease risks, and age. They are typically performed to discover issues that otherwise would go undetected. This can include teeth that are impacted, tumors, abscesses, and more. Because of technological advancements, Emerald Dental employs machines that release almost no radiation.
What to Do in Between Visits
At Emerald Dental, we advise our patients to brush their teeth, at least twice a day, in between dental visits. We strongly advise patients to use fluoride toothpaste. Brushing and flossing are also essential for maintaining healthy teeth. Mouthwash should be used to prevent the growth of plaque-causing bacteria as well.
Additional Services Provided
Emerald dental also provides ClearCorrect invisible braces, dental implants, Botox, sleep apnea treatments, permanent makeup and much more. Additional services are as follows:
- teeth whitening
- partial dentures
- full dentures
- root canals and extractions
Make an Appointment
A routine dental visit may not appear to be a huge issue. Keep in mind, however, that problems with your oral health can occur without your knowledge. Maintaining a consistent schedule of dental examinations and dental cleanings will help to avoid potential long-term oral health issues.
Regular check-ups at Emerald Dental will help you maintain your oral health. Make an office appointment with Dr. Paswaters today. We are located in Lakewood, Colorado. Dr. Paswaters is a highly trained dentist who is ready to help you with all of your dental needs. So, contact Emerald Dental and book your appointment.