in Heath, Texas
Dental cleanings are an integral component of preventive dental care. The American Dental Association recommends regular dental visits at intervals determined by a dentist to maintain optimal oral health. People with healthy teeth and gums typically need dental exams and cleanings every six months, while some patients may require more frequent care. We, at Hummingbird Dental, are committed to providing quality preventive services to patients in Heath, TX, and the surrounding areas for long-term healthy smiles.
Why are dental cleanings necessary?
Dental cleanings are essential to your oral and overall health. Removing plaque and tartar buildup will decrease your risk of developing cavities, gum (periodontal) disease, and bad breath (halitosis).
Gum disease develops when your body’s immune system reacts to tartar buildup, resulting in inflamed, swollen, and bleeding gums. Professional cleanings, coupled with meticulous oral health care at home, can potentially reverse the early stage of gum disease known as gingivitis. Periodontal disease, left untreated, can damage the bone and tissue, supporting the teeth, often leading to tooth loss. Moreover, studies show a link between periodontal disease and many serious health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and more.
What happens during your dental cleaning?
Our experienced dental hygienist will use an instrument called a scaler to gently remove any plaque or tartar buildup from around your gum line and between your teeth. Next, brushing with gritty polisher will help remove any plaque or tartar left behind, and professional flossing will ensure the spaces between your teeth are clean.
Your appointment will include a comprehensive oral exam. We will evaluate the health of your teeth and gums and will conduct an oral cancer screening, which can be a lifesaver. We may recommend preventive or restorative treatments to halt the development or progression of dental problems and to keep your smile healthy and bright.
Oral hygiene practices at home
Regular brushing and flossing removes plaque and prevents it from hardening to tartar, which only a dental professional can remove. Maintaining meticulous oral hygiene practices will help keep your smile healthy for many years to come.
Dental cleanings near me
Contact Hummingbird Dental in Heath, TX, to learn more about our preventive services designed for long-term healthy smiles. Our team is committed to providing the exceptional care you deserve!
Call us at 469-415-2100 and schedule your appointment today!
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