Regular dental cleanings are one of the best things you can do for your oral health, of course, but for your whole-body health, as well. At Greder Dental in Omaha, Nebraska, skilled father and daughter dentists Mack Greder, DDS, and Jennifer Greder, DDS, offer dental cleanings to help all the members of your family avoid tooth decay, tooth loss, and gum disease. Book your appointment online or by phone today.
Typically, your Greder Dental dentist performs an exam to check your teeth and look for emerging issues first. Your exam includes oral cancer screening using ViziLite®, which uses fluorescent light to identify oral cancer signs early. If needed, your dentist does advanced imaging at this time. As long as you don't have any urgent dental needs, your Greder Dental hygienist performs your dental cleaning next.
Your hygienist uses a scaling tool to dislodge plaque and tartar stuck to your teeth. You’ll feel some scraping, but it’s not painful. Then, your hygienist moves a machine-powered brush to apply professional-grade cleaning paste to all your teeth. All parts of your teeth, even in between, are cleaned, right down to the gumline.
If you need a fluoride treatment for extra cavity protection, your Greder Dental care provider typically applies it at the end of your cleaning.
A deep dental cleaning, also called scaling and root planing, is a more in-depth dental cleaning that you might need if you have advanced gum disease. When you have advanced gum disease, it’s common for your teeth to grow loose because of gum gapping.
Once the scaling removes the plaque and tartar buildup from both above and below your gumline, your Greder Dental care provider smooths your tooth roots. This helps your gums fit more snugly again. Your care provider typically performs this kind of cleaning while you’re under anesthesia.
It depends on your oral health, history of dental problems, and other personal factors. The American Dental Association recommends that all patients have regular dental cleanings as often as your dentist determines. Most patients need exams and cleanings every six months. Your Greder Dental dentist recommends a cleaning schedule for you.
Regular dental cleanings can help you avoid cavities, tooth loss, and gum disease. It can also help you maintain fresh breath, white teeth, and a beautiful smile. A large study also showed that regular teeth cleanings can reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke.
Greder Dental offers the best dental care from a dedicated team. Book your appointment online or by phone today.