Cosmetic Dentistry located in Washington, DC
Teeth cleanings are an essential part of maintaining pristine oral health. At Revive Dentistry in Washington D.C., expert dentists Michael Mortazie, DDS, Shila Yazdani, DDS, and the team oversee your oral hygiene, examine the health of your teeth, educate you about home care, and comprehensively clean your teeth at your twice-yearly visits. Don’t miss this essential part of your oral health care – call the office or book your cleaning online today.
Teeth Cleaning Q & A
What are the benefits of professional teeth cleanings?
Even if you have the best at-home oral hygiene habits, you need twice-yearly professional intervention. There are areas in your mouth that you just can’t reach with a toothbrush and floss. It’s in these hard-to-reach areas that plaque can build up, putting you at risk for infection, gum disease, and tooth decay.
Professional cleanings are also a time to check for any potential health issues or even cavities. You leave with fresh breath and naturally brilliant, shiny teeth.
How do I maintain proper at-home oral hygiene?
Between teeth cleanings at Revive Dentistry, make sure you’re brushing your teeth at least twice per day. Each session should last at least two minutes. Use dental floss once per day to help get at bacteria and food caught between teeth. Cavities can form in these areas, too – not just on the surfaces of your teeth.
How often should I get my teeth cleaned professionally?
You benefit from getting your teeth professionally cleaned at least once every six months. If you have periodontal disease or other oral health concerns, you may require more frequent cleanings. The team at Revive Dentistry can set a schedule for you.
Why is oral health so important?
Your oral health has an impact on your whole body. If you have an infection, such as tooth decay or gum disease, other major systems of your body can be affected. For example, oral health correlates directly to issues like stroke and heart disease.
Regular teeth cleanings include an oral exam, during which the dentists may notice specific health concerns, such as nutritional deficiencies or diabetes. You also receive an oral cancer screening at your exams and cleanings.
What happens during a teeth cleaning?
The experienced technicians at Revive Dentistry use professional dental tools to remove stubborn plaque and stains. They polish your teeth and floss thoroughly between your teeth.
Dr. Mortazi or Dr. Yazdani then examine your teeth as well as your face and neck. This check looks for loose teeth, inflamed gums, cavities or decay, and issues with soft tissue. At some visits, you may have X-rays taken to examine the underlying support system of your teeth.
If you’re due for a teeth cleaning, call the office or use the online booking tool today.
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