Having your teeth professionally cleaned and polished can make you feel like you have a new lease on life. Not only is it necessary to have your teeth cleaned to remove tartar and plaque that can harbor bacteria, but dental cleanings also help you achieve a much higher level of freshness and cleanliness. At Lovett Dental, we offer Heights, TX, tooth polishing services that will give you a gleaming smile when you leave our office. Not only will we make your dental cleaning and tooth polishing appointment as comfortable as possible, but we will also make your appointment educational and informative in the interest of supporting your overall oral health.
Heights, TX, Tooth Polishing and Dental Cleaning
We follow American Dental Association guidelines and recommend having your teeth professionally cleaned at our office at regular intervals, depending on your specific needs. During these general cleaning appointments, our talented dentists will examine your teeth and advise you of any restorative services you may need to maintain and protect your smile.
In addition to cleaning, we may also recommend other services, including X-rays to detect any changes in your teeth and bone structure and a fluoride rinse to help strengthen your teeth between visits.
Heights, TX, Tooth Polishing: Is It Necessary?
You may wonder why professional teeth cleaning and polishing are necessary if you brush and floss at home. Every day, bacteria builds up on your teeth around-the-clock. These bacteria thrive in a sticky film called plaque that accumulates on your teeth. Bacteria can ultimately cause tooth decay, bad breath, and gum disease. Plaque may harden and form deposits called tartar. Because tartar is very hard, you will need the help of your dental hygienist and their professional tools to clean the hardened deposits from your teeth and gum line and between your teeth.
The more thoroughly you brush and floss each day, the less removal you will require at our office. However, everyone should have a professional cleaning and tooth polishing service approximately every six months to remove all traces of plaque, tartar, and stains that come from food and drinks. Our office is your one-stop practice for tooth polishing in Heights, TX.
Heights, TX, Tooth Polishing and Dental Cleaning Procedure
Teeth cleaning appointments are generally low-stress. First, your Lovett Dental dentist will inspect your teeth and gums to check for signs of decay, damage, and disease. Your dentist will inform you of his or her findings. If necessary, the dentist will recommend any necessary or suggested procedures.
Next, one of our hygienists will proceed with the cleaning process. Using a high-powered electric toothbrush and professional-quality toothpaste, our hygienist will remove plaque, tartar, and stains from your teeth. Dental hygienists are specially trained to use high-powered tools and abrasive toothpaste to achieve deep cleaning without damaging your enamel. Due to the abrasive nature of the tools and paste your hygienist will use, this type of cleaning should only get done in a professional setting. You should not try this type of cleaning yourself at home.
After cleaning and polishing, your hygienist will floss your teeth and note any areas that are sensitive to dental floss. If you have sensitive areas, your Lovett Dental hygienist will give you additional guidance on how to care for those areas. Finally, your hygienist will administer a liquid or gel fluoride treatment if necessary to further strengthen your enamel. Count on us for your semiannual tooth cleaning in Heights, TX.
At Lovett Dental, your health is our central focus. When you visit us, you will receive the gold standard of dental solutions. Our services include:
- General dentistry for your whole family
- Restorative dentistry
- Cosmetic dentistry