At Family Care Dental Group, our West Ridge family dentist and the rest of our staff are here to make sure that your teeth are as healthy and clean as possible. When it comes to preventing some of the most common dental issues, such as tooth decay and periodontal disease, one of the most important steps is visiting a dental professional like our West Ridge family dentist for regular professional cleanings. The main goal of any professional cleaning is to carefully remove any bacteria or other harmful substances from the surfaces of your teeth, between your teeth, around your gums, and anywhere around your mouth in general.
Our West Ridge family dentist uses special cleaning and deep cleaning techniques, such as scaling, planing, debridement, and polishing, in order to rid your mouth of any lingering bacteria and food debris. It is important to have your teeth cleaned professionally about twice a year in order to best prevent the development of cavities or periodontal disease. In addition to taking advantage of the deep cleaning techniques provided by our West Ridge family dentist, you should also be using your own cleaning techniques at home in order to keep up your end of the deal. Home care is essential to keeping your mouth healthy and in good hygiene. In order to do so, it is necessary that you brush at least twice a day. When brushing your teeth, you should point the toothbrush down towards your gums, and brush in a gentle, circular motion. Make sure that you carefully brush each tooth. Flossing is also important in preventing bacteria buildup, as well as using an antibacterial oral rinse. If you take proper care of your teeth at home, and visit us here for regular cleanings, your oral health and hygiene will undoubtedly be in great shape.
If you would like to learn more about cleanings or any of the other services that our West Ridge family dentist provides, we encourage you to visit the main Family Care Dental Group website to look through some additional information. If you have any specific questions or concerns that we can help you with, do not hesitate to contact us either by phone or online.