When was the last time you had a dental cleaning?
If it’s been a while, it’s best to see us right away. You may wonder why you need to visit the dentist so often if you are taking great care of your teeth and gums on your own, but even the most diligent patients can miss hard-to- reach areas of the mouth and leave themselves vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease.
Healthy teeth and fresh breath starts here with Metro Dental’s complete Oral Prophylaxis treatment. This treatment includes dental scaling to remove tartar and plaque, flossing to clean in between the teeth and brushing & polishing to remove surface stains.
This procedure usually takes around 30 mins to 45mins. It is highly recommended to have your Dental Cleaning ever six months to maintain good oral health.
Healthy mouth, healthy body.
Your overall health typically starts from the mouth. Keeping it clean protects you from a host of diseases.
Cavities build up over time, which even the most thorough at-home oral cleansing can’t remedy.
Insure your mouth.
When regular checkups and cleanings are done, you’re always protected from further dental problems.
Fresh and pleasant breath.
Halitosis (bad breath) is a common problem for those who neglect their teeth. Getting your teeth regularly cleaned is a great prevention from this.
Shiny and bright.
Your teeth accumulate stains as time goes by, but your dentist can bring back all that sparkle.
Integrated to your day. Cleaning with brush, floss, and mouthwash is part of your daily oral routine, keeping the buildup of plaque and bacteria at bay.
Accessible advanced dental care. As dental technology progresses, many dental instruments now come in commercially, such as sonic and interdental brushes.
Portable prevention. If you travel a lot, your daily dental arsenal aren’t too much to bring.
Bacteria away. At-home cleaning only does the job superficially. When it’s professionally done, colonies of bacteria that cause problems are taken away.
Problem detection and prevention. Getting your teeth cleaned by a dentist is also an opportunity to get checked for potential dental problems.
Keep a complete teeth. With consistent visits for dental cleaning comes an intensive maintenance and care beyond a daily routine, keeping the health of your teeth in check.
How often do I have to get my teeth cleaned?
If you have a relatively healthy mouth, one to two visits a year are sufficient for maintenance. Others with special concerns may be required more frequent visits, as advised by the dentist.
When should I go to the dentist?
Immediately consult your dentist at the first sign of any dental problem, such as sensitivity, bleeding, swelling, chewing and swallowing difficulties, bad breath, among many others.
I thoroughly clean my teeth daily, should I still go to my dentist?
Cleaning at home only eliminates superficial bacteria, whereas intensive cleaning not only cleans deep, but also comes with detecting signs of potential harm to your mouth. We advise that you visit at least every six months.
Is it painful?
It is not painful, but potentially uncomfortable. While the dentist cleans your teeth, some areas require certain pressure applied in the process.
After my appointment, how do I maintain my teeth?
The dentist will instruct you to practice proper and consistent care for your teeth—daily brushing and flossing—and will advise you to return after a few months for greater maintenance.