Dental cleanings are integral part of our oral health, and are typically recommended twice a year.Keeping our teeth and gums free and clear of harmful bacteria is important. Our team is proud to offergeneral dentaltreatments like dental cleanings. We strive to provide quality services for our patients,and always make sure our patients are relaxed and comfortable during their visit.
However, some patients have asked us if having their teeth cleaned regularly can damage the enamel onour teeth. We hope that this article can help address this common concern.
Can Dental Cleanings Damage Enamel?
Dental cleanings do not damage the enamel on your teeth!Cleanings safely remove the plaque andbacteria that builds up over time on the teeth and under the gums. If teeth are not cleaned regularlyinflammationcan occur,and this can lead to gum disease. Brushing at home is a great way to removebacteria from the teeth, but brushing cannot clean our teeth like a professionalcleaning.Our certifiedhygienists provide quality cleanings to keep your teeth and mouth healthy.
If teeth are cleaned improperly at home or by a non-professional, damage can occur to the enamel.Enamel is extremely durable,and it is hard to chip or damageduring cleaning exams. Enamel can wearoff if patients suffer from bruxism, or use harsh brushing strokes while brushing their teeth at home.Acidic foodsor drinkscan also cause erosion to enamel on our teeth.
If you have concerns about the condition of the enamel on yourteeth,please let our team know whenyou schedule your appointment.
What Should I Expect During my Cleaning Appointment?
Dental cleanings in our office typically take anywhere from 30-45 minutes. X-rays are taken if needed,and carefully reviewed during your exam to help our team to provide a customized treatment planforeach patient. Our skilled hygienists use special tools tocarefullyremove the hard layer of plaque from apatient’s teeth, and we ensure your mouth is free of any plaque or bacteria.Our staff will discuss thehealth of your teeth and gums,and will recommend further treatment if needed.
Your oral health is extremely important to us, and we encourage our patients to keep up with regularlyscheduled dental cleanings to keep their teeth looking and feeling great. Regular dental cleanings are agreat way to prevent future issues. Dental exams give us the opportunity to catch any potential issuesearly,and prevent serious issues from developing.
Looking for a quali ty dentist in for your next Dental Exam?
If you are looking for a friendly dentist, contact us for your next dental cleaning. Our goal is to provideexceptional service in a family friendly environment. Our staff is available to answer any questions youmay have, and we welcome all new patients to our office.
If you are interested in scheduling your next dental cleaning with us, please give us a call, and one of ourstaff members will be happy to assist you.