Do you know the secrets to maintain healthy teeth and gums? There are two ways to keep your teeth and gums in excellent shape. One, you need to brush and floss your teeth at home at least twice a day for two minutes and two, you must see your dentist Ft Lauderdale at least twice a year to have your teeth professionally cleaned. Your dentist’s way of cleaning is far different from the usual brushing and flossing you do at home, it’s much more thorough and they use special tools and techniques to ensure that your teeth are 100% plaque and tartar free. Let’s find out more.
For preventive maintenance, your dentist will professionally clean your teeth. This procedure can last from 30 minutes up to an hour. It starts with a dental examination wherein your dentist will check your teeth and gums for the presence of plaque and tartar. A scaler is used to remove and scrape away plaque and tartar from your teeth. After the plaque and tartar are removed your dentist will clean your teeth with toothpaste. Flossing is next, followed by rinsing and lastly the application of a fluoride treatment. However, as for the fluoride treatment, not all dentists offer this but for those who do, they’ll usually ask you what flavor you want for the gel.
Deep cleaning follows the same sequence of a traditional dental cleaning except it’s designed specifically for individuals who suffer from early and advanced stage gum disease. This procedure may require several visits to your dentist.
Even if you brush and floss your teeth at home, it is still recommended that you have your teeth cleaned by a dental health professional. At TLC Dental & Orthodontics, we are committed to enhancing the quality of life while restoring self-assurance, rebuilding confident smiles, and encouraging both dental and medical wellness. Call us today for an appointment or visit our website to learn more about our services.