Professional Dental Cleanings

Dental Cleaning at Linglestown Family Dental, Harrisburg, PA

Professional dental cleanings, also known as dental prophylaxis, are essential for maintaining optimal oral health.  These cleanings are typically performed by dental hygienists or dentists and complement regular oral hygiene practices.

During a dental cleaning, the dental professional uses specialized tools to remove plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth and gums.  This process, called scaling, helps prevent the development of gum disease, cavities, and other dental issues.  The dental professional may also perform tooth polishing to remove surface stains and leave the teeth smooth and shiny.

In addition to cleaning the teeth, dental cleanings include an assessment of the gums and oral tissues.  The dental professional checks for signs of gum disease, such as inflammation or bleeding, and measures the depth of gum pockets.  X-rays may be taken to detect hidden dental problems not visible during the examination.

Regular dental cleanings are typically recommended every six months, although the frequency may vary based on an individual’s oral health needs.  These cleanings play a crucial role in preventing dental problems, maintaining fresh breath, and contributing to overall oral health and well-being.

Following professional dental cleanings, the dental professional may provide guidance on proper oral hygiene practices, including brushing techniques, flossing, and the use of mouthwash.  Good oral hygiene habits, combined with regular professional cleanings, can help individuals maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.  Schedule your next professional dental cleaning with us at Linglestown Family Dental in Harrisburg, PA.

Professional Dental Cleaning at Linglestown Family Dental, Harrisburg, PA

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