Preventative Care & Teeth Cleaning in Hickory
Professional Teeth Cleaning
Practicing proper oral hygiene at home is a great start to a bright and clean smile, but it is important to see a professional for dental cleaning twice a year. Tartar can only be removed by a dental hygienist using special tools, so visiting a professional for routine cleaning can help stop the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease, which is the leading cause of losing teeth.
Tooth Decay Prevention
Most tooth decay and periodontal disease are preventable through proper brushing and flossing between the teeth at home and regular cleaning and care at the dentist's office. Prophylaxis, or professional cleaning of the teeth, is usually done by a dental hygienist. Cleaning tools called scalers, either manual or ultrasonic, are used to remove tartar and other material.
Sensitive Teeth Treatment
On occasion, your teeth may experience tooth sensitivity or dentin hypersensitivity. If you practice good oral habits, this typically will resolve on its own. If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity that lasts longer than a few days, Dr. Robinette can help with treatment or a medicated toothpaste.
Benefits of Professional Teeth Cleaning
- Cavity prevention
- Healthy gums
- Fresh breath
- Overall health boost
- And most importantly...A brighter smile!
Taking Care of Your Teeth
Ideally, you should visit your dentist once every 6 months to check your oral hygiene. In the meantime, the biggest factor in protecting your teeth and gums is to practice good oral hygiene habits at home. Practicing good hygiene at home means brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. Other additions to improve your smile are investing in an electronic toothbrush and oral irrigators.
When was your last Teeth Cleaning?
The preventive care services offered by Dr. Robinette at our Hickory office are affordable and help you in maintaining an attractive and healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. To schedule your appointment, call Dr. Robinette today.