Smiles for Life Family Dentistry

Teeth Cleaning

Are you wondering if you should get your teeth cleaned regularly? When it comes to oral health, prevention is always better than a cure.

Dental cleaning delivered by expert professionals removes stains, tartar and plaque that go on to cause further complications when left untreated. While regular brushing or flossing is helpful, tartar and plaque can still develop. Regular professional teeth cleaning is a critical part of overall health and oral hygiene.

Benefits of Professional Teeth Cleaning

•Regular professional teeth cleaning is important for your overall health. Studies show that dental diseases often have a link to many other chronic illnesses including heart disease. Bleeding gums can lead to serious infections if not addressed in time. Regular cleaning at a leading facility like Smiles For Life Family Dentistry prevents and addresses gum and dental issues that can lead to other chronic illnesses.

•Professional cleaning is the best way to maintain the shine of your teeth. Deep cleaning is effective in removing surface stains on your teeth. These stains happen as the tiny pores in the tooth enamel attract and retain color pigments present in dark foods. Caffeine present in coffee, tea or soft drinks, wine, dark chocolate and other foods have deep colored pigments that lodge themselves in the tooth’s surface, causing discoloration over time. These particles also attract bacteria causing bad breath. Professional cleaning at regular intervals can remove these surface stains that cause discoloration and bad breath. This is how you can put your best smile forward at all times!

•Regular professional teeth cleaning sessions are a great cost saver! While minor issues are addressed at these teeth cleaning sessions, you can avoid the expenses of treating more serious complications such as dental decay, gum disease or root canals.

How Often Should You Clean Your Teeth?

At Smiles For Life Family Dentistry, our expert dentists recommend professional teeth cleaning once in six or twelve months. This helps prevent progression of any existing periodontal disease while preventing other gum or teeth diseases. When combined with routine oral hygiene practices at home, professional teeth cleaning at Smiles For Life is the best way to maintain your pearly whites!

Plaque is a soft and sticky film containing millions of microbes like bacteria. When not removed regularly, these bacteria can build up to cause tooth decay and gum disease. Tartar, on the other hand, is the calcified, hard deposit on teeth that also can lead to decay.

What is the procedure for Teeth Cleaning?

Smiles For Life as the leading family dentist clinic in Las Vegas has a team of highly trained dentists well versed in using specialized instruments to get rid of deposits. While they can visualize inaccessible areas with a mirror, digital imaging and radiography are highly useful in identifying any other hidden problems.

During routine teeth cleaning, our expert dental professionals look for signs of swelling, irritation, bleeding, tartar or decay. Using an ultrasonic instrument, our dentists deliver mild vibrations that can loosen up bigger pieces of tartar. Subsequently, cool water sprays are administered to wash out any loose debris. With a focus on patient comfort, our dentists adjust the ultrasonic instrument settings as per individual requirements.

After bigger tartar pieces are dislodged, a hand-held finer instrument will be used by the dentists. These are smaller tools designed to get rid of smaller teeth deposits. Our expert dentists scale each tooth individually to make sure no tartar pieces are left behind. Polishing the teeth with a polishing device is the final step. This gives teeth a bright and shiny surface.

Oral Cancer Screening

The regular teeth cleaning sessions are also the time when our dental experts perform oral cancer screening. You don’t need to make any special appointment for oral cancer screening.

Oral cancer can be hard to detect and has a 57 percent five-year survival rate. This is why our dentists recommend regular oral cancer screening at Smiles for Life Family Dentistry. Our professionals are highly skilled and trained in identifying any early signs of oral cancer thereby preventing further consequences.

Our experts look for signs such as:

•Sores and irritated tissue
•Discolored patches of tissue
•Lumps and other abnormalities
•Abnormalities in symmetry, texture, or appearance

Regular oral cancer screenings performed during teeth cleaning sessions help detect oral cancer before it has a chance to metastasize, improving survival rates and outcomes dramatically.

Choose Smiles for Life for Optimum Dental Health

When you are looking for the highest quality dental care to maintain your oral health, Smiles For Life Family Dentistry is the obvious choice in Las Vegas. Our experts are more than happy to explain why your teeth need regular deep cleaning and what the frequency of cleaning should be.

Trust our reputed dentists at Smiles For Life Family Dentistry to help you maintain your oral health. Please feel free to give us a call or schedule an appointment online. Our office staff are always very willing to help you with anything you may need.