With Dental Cleanings
in Georgetown, TX
Rivery Dental is proud to offer the top-notch Ultrasonic Cleanings to the Georgetown, TX communities. Regularly scheduled professional cleanings are critical to maintaining a healthy mouth and beautiful smile. During your cleaning appointment, the hygienist will examine your mouth and perform the following procedures:
- Remove plaque: Plaque is a sticky film containing bacteria that attack tooth enamel and eventually cause cavities. The bacteria also produce toxins that inflame the gums, leading to periodontal disease.
- Remove tartar: Plaque left on teeth over time hardens and becomes calculus (tartar). It can only be removed with dental tools. Tartar can cause gums to bleed, leading to periodontal diseases.
- Polish Teeth: This final step removes minor stains and any remaining plaque, making teeth their whitest and brightest!
For most people, Rivery Dental recommends a professional cleaning every six months to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong.
To reduce your risk of gum disease and tooth decay, a dentist or technician at Rivery Dental in Georgetown performs a procedure known as dental prophylaxis. This involves polishing your teeth as well as scaling them. During scaling, your dentist or technician uses special tools to remove plaque, tartar, and staining. This includes below your gum line. Polishing smoothes your teeth and removes rough spots that might attract bacteria. We recommend undergoing prophylaxis every six months to two years, depending on your oral health history.
Cleaning below your gum line is the most important part of the prophylaxis procedure. Most people who brush and floss regularly have no problems keeping the teeth above the gum lines healthy. However, it can be significantly more challenging below the gum line. That is due to the build-up of dental calculus that occurs because of the difficulty in reaching this area with a toothbrush. Without regular scaling and polishing, you have an increased risk of both dental decay and gum disease.
If you’re concerned you could have gum disease or just want to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible, speak to your dentist about prophylaxis treatment. Just call Rivery Dental at 512-763-7606 today to schedule your next dental check-up.
If you already have gum disease, ultrasonic cleaning reaches plaque and calculus deposits beneath the gum line in a way that hand scraping cannot achieve. We also prefer this method because it doesn’t put any physical pressure on the teeth. This is important for people who have gingivitis because they’re already prone to loosened teeth and don’t need to worry about having a tooth accidentally dislodged at the dentist.
Patients who have put off dental cleanings will be happy to know that they’re now easy and painless. Please contact us at 512-763-7606 to schedule your next appointment.
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