Teeth Cleanings Specialist

Advanced Dental Centers

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Norwood, MA & Weymouth, MA

Dental cleanings are incredibly beneficial, which is why insurance plans almost always cover them. Regular checkups and cleanings are the top way to prevent cavities and to help your natural teeth last a lifetime. Schedule your regular cleaning today by booking an appointment online or calling Advanced Dental Centers in Weymouth and Norwood, Massachusetts.

Teeth Cleanings Q & A

What does a dental cleaning involve?

First, expect an exam. An Advanced Dental Centers professional begins by visually looking over your teeth and assessing your gum health, looking for any can't-miss issues. If you need X-rays, they are taken during your regularly-scheduled appointment.

After X-rays, the actual cleaning process starts. The dentist or hygienist will use a small instrument, called a scaler, to remove tartar and plaque from your teeth. This part may go quickly, or it may take some time. It depends on how much plaque and tartar buildup you have.

Once the plaque and tartar have been scraped away, the hygienist or dentist uses a unique, high-powered brush and polishing toothpaste to brush your teeth thoroughly. After the brushing, you receive a professional flossing. Finally, you may receive a fluoride treatment to support healthy tooth enamel and fight bacteria between office visits.

How often should I schedule a teeth cleaning?

Your dental cleaning frequency is unique to you. The usual recommendation is twice a year, but people with specific dental problems may need to schedule more frequent cleanings. The American Dental Association advises working with your dentist to determine the best cleaning schedule for your personal dental needs.

Whether you need a quick dental cleaning or a complicated procedure, talking to the professionals at Advanced Dental Centers about your situation is a critical part of getting outstanding care.

Every individual has a particular set of circumstances and conditions. Meet your dental health needs by following a plan that's been designed just for you, not by following a general plan for the average person.

Do dental cleanings impact other aspects of my health?

Oral health and overall health are closely related. Your mouth is connected to the rest of your body, and oral health is integral to good health.

There's a chance that regular dental cleanings could lower your risk of pneumonia, a 2016 study suggests. The hypothesis is that dental cleanings lessen the number of bacteria reaching your lungs.

Kidney disease, diabetes, heart health, and other conditions have also been linked to poor oral health. Regular dental checkups, cleanings, and perhaps most importantly, conversations with your dentist, all play a crucial role in maintaining exceptional health.

If you're due for a dental cleaning, book an appointment online or call Advanced Dental Centers today.