What happens during a dental cleaning?

Dental cleanings are one of the most important preventive treatments we offer because they are essential to maintaining optimal oral health. No matter how conscientious you are with your oral hygiene routine, you still need regular professional cleanings.

During a dental cleaning, we will start by visually inspecting your mouth to detect any changes and find problems that may be developing, like tooth decay and periodontal disease.

We then start the cleaning process, which consists of removing any plaque and tartar that is present on your teeth. This is especially important, because we can reach areas between your teeth that you can’t reach with regular brushing at home.

Removing these substances greatly reduces the risk of developing periodontal disease, which can significantly damage your oral health if not treated. Studies have also shown that periodontal disease can impact your overall health because of a connection known as the oral-systemic link.

Regular dental cleanings are one of the easiest and most effective ways to head off periodontal disease before it has a chance to worsen and cause serious oral health problems. If you’re due for a dental cleaning, please contact our Queen Anne dental office so that we can help you stay on the right track with your good oral health.