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Teeth Cleaning & Oral Hygiene

A Smile 4U

Dentists located in Cartersville, Dalton, East Point, Hiram, and Decatur, GA, and Oxford, MI

Even if you follow the most careful teeth cleaning and oral hygiene routine at home, you’ll still benefit from professional teeth cleaning and dental checkups. This twice-a-year examination and treatment keep your smile bright and teeth and gums healthy. The experienced team at A Smile 4 U offers expert teeth cleaning and oral hygiene services across their office locations in Cartersville, Dalton, East Point, Hiram, and Decatur, Georgia, and Oxford, Mississippi. Call your nearest office today or book an appointment online.

Teeth Cleaning & Oral Hygiene Q & A

Why is teeth cleaning and oral hygiene important?

Gum disease and cavities are the two main reasons why adults over 35 lose their teeth. Sticking to a teeth-cleaning regimen and practicing good oral hygiene helps prevent both of these from occurring, reducing the risk of tooth loss and all the health complications that come with it.

Both gum disease and tooth decay are caused by bacterial plaque, a substance that forms continuously and sticks to your teeth at your gum line. Brushing and flossing remove plaque, stopping it from causing significant damage.

Your provider at A Smile 4 U can show you how to most effectively take care of your teeth.

What is professional teeth cleaning?

At your twice-yearly dental exam, your provider performs a professional teeth cleaning. It's a far more extensive cleaning than you can achieve at home because your provider uses specialist equipment to get into hard-to-reach areas and remove stuck-on plaque. A typical teeth cleaning involves the following steps:

Plaque and tartar removal

Plaque constantly forms on your teeth. Tartar (calculus) forms when plaque hardens and sticks to your teeth. Once tartar forms, only professional dental tools can remove it.

Tooth polishing

Once the plaque is gone, your provider brushes your teeth using a gritty polishing toothpaste to clean, remove stains, and polish.

Flossing

Flossing removes any remaining plaque and toothpaste and allows your provider to thoroughly inspect your gum health.

Fluoride treatment

A fluoride treatment is a preventive treatment to help protect against cavities between checkups. Although optional, the providers at A Smile 4 U recommend it as a highly effective preventive step.

Professional cleaning is a treat for your teeth and helps promote excellent oral hygiene. If it's been some time since you've had a professional cleaning, call the practice.

How can I support oral hygiene at home?

There's plenty you can do at home to practice oral hygiene and support your twice-yearly dental exams. The key to good oral hygiene is your equipment. Here are the essential products you should have in your tooth-care toolkit.

  • Electric toothbrush
  • Floss
  • Fluoride toothpaste
  • Anti-plaque mouthwash

Your provider at A Smile 4 U can offer recommendations and show you how to use home dental products effectively.

Teeth cleaning and oral hygiene are vital for dental health. Find out more when you book an appointment at A Smile 4 U. Call today or book an appointment online.