Wanuck, Hier & Associates
Pediatric Dentists & Orthodontists located in Jupiter, FL
Dental teeth cleanings are a key part of preventive dental care for you and your family and can help protect your natural teeth and your dental health. At Wanuck, Hier & Associates in Jupiter, Florida, Jason Wanuck, DMD, and the dental experts offer professional teeth cleanings to lower your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Teeth cleanings can also alert you to other potentially serious dental problems. To schedule your next teeth cleaning, call the office or request an appointment online.
Teeth Cleaning Q & A
Why are regular teeth cleanings important?
Even if you or your child’s teeth and gums feel fine, you should still participate in dental cleanings at least twice every year.
Professional dental teeth cleanings can help prevent tartar and plaque from accumulating on your teeth and affecting your gums. Teeth cleanings also present an opportunity to check in with Dr. Wanuck and assess your oral health. Many oral problems like gum disease don’t present symptoms in the earlier stages, so you might have gingivitis and not even know it.
What happens during a dental cleaning?
Your dental teeth cleaning usually starts with an exam at which time Dr. Wanuck evaluates your teeth and assesses your gum health. Dr. Wanuck might also take X-rays.
After your X-rays, Dr. Wanuck or a qualified hygienist uses a small metal tool with pointed ends to carefully remove harmful tartar and plaque from your teeth.
After scraping off the tartar and plaque buildup, Dr. Wanuck or the hygienist brushes and polishes your teeth with a high-powered brush and special toothpaste.
After the brushing, you have a special dental flossing, and lastly, Dr. Wanuck might give you a fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth between office visits.
How often should I have a professional dental teeth cleaning?
How often you should visit the dentist for a teeth cleaning varies depending on a number of factors, such as your dental health.
The standard advice is to visit your dentist for a cleaning every six months, but if you have more specific issues and dental problems, you might need more frequent cleanings and checkups.
The American Dental Association recommends discussing your personal dental cleaning needs with your qualified dentist.
A simple dental cleaning can help prevent tooth decay and treat mild gum disease.
For moderate-to-severe gum disease, Dr. Wanuck might suggest a deep cleaning to prevent tooth loss and serious infections.
At Wanuck, Hier & Associates, the dental experts create highly personalized treatment plans.
Can dental cleanings affect other aspects of health?
Your dental health and your general health are all connected. Your mouth is connected to the rest of your body, and your oral health is integral to your overall wellness.
Arthritis, diabetes, kidney disease, and other conditions have been tied to oral health. Regular dental cleanings and checkups and your discussions and education with Dr. Wanuck help you to maintain optimal oral health.
Wanuck, Hier & Associates provides gentle children’s teeth cleanings and can carefully treat even the most sensitive teeth and gums.
If you or your child is due for a professional dental cleaning, call Wanuck, Hier & Associates, or request an appointment through the online system today.