Are you overdue for a teeth cleaning? Our teeth cleaning service in Thornton promotes excellent dental health. You’ll leave our office with a clean, minty-fresh feeling in your mouth – and feel great knowing your teeth are as healthy as possible.
A Clean Mouth is a Healthy Mouth
When it comes to oral health, prevention is key. That’s why regular teeth cleanings are so important – they help remove plaque and bacteria before it has a chance to cause damage.
Dr. Bruggeman and the Bruggeman Dental team will work diligently to provide a top-quality cleaning – and you’ll feel great knowing that your oral health is in good hands.
How Often do I Need a Teeth Cleaning?
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends approximately twice-yearly professional checkups and teeth cleaning. We recommend it too because we want to help you have the best dental health possible.
The frequency may vary depending on your overall dental health. If you have excellent dental hygienic habits and your teeth are in great shape, you may not need two checkups and teeth cleanings per year. Or, if you are like most patients and have an occasional dental issue, you may need two or more appointments per year.
Dr. Bruggeman can evaluate your teeth for signs of tooth decay, gingivitis, and other health problems and recommend how often you’ll need routine checkups.
What to Expect Before Your Teeth Cleaning
Before your cleaning, we like to visit with you to learn about how you have been doing and whether or not you have been experiencing any dental issues, which we’ll need to address.
We may take dental X-rays to get a comprehensive picture of what’s going on in your mouth, especially if you haven’t had them in a while, because your tooth and jaw structure can change quickly. X-rays take only a few minutes, and Dr. Bruggeman can review them with you.
What is the Teeth Cleaning Process in Thornton?
Our dental hygienists are experts in teeth cleaning. They begin to clean your teeth by scraping tartar off of your teeth with various dental instruments, including ultrasonic devices.
After the cleaning, our hygienists will floss and polish your teeth. Cleanings usually aren’t painful, but we can use a numbing agent if requested.
What to Expect After Your Teeth Cleaning
We generally follow the cleaning with a routine checkup by Dr. Bruggeman. He will ensure the cleaning was effective and that we need to address no dental issues.
Sometimes Dr. Bruggeman will recommend placing a sealant on the chewing surface of your back teeth to help prevent cavities. Sealants block food, plaque, and bacteria from getting stuck in the rough chewing surfaces or grooves of the teeth. We especially recommend them for children, as children are often most prone to cavities and don’t always have the best dental hygiene.
Dr. Bruggeman may also recommend a fluoride application. Fluoride is an additional preventative dentistry measure that can help fight cavities. We quickly apply the fluoride application using a specialized dental brush, And that’s it – you are finsihed.
How to Maintain Your Dental Health
If your teeth and gums appear healthy, you’ll likely just need to stay the course. Continue your usual brushing and flossing habits as usual.
Suppose you have active tooth decay or gum disease. In that case, Dr. Bruggeman may provide tips and tricks on improving your dental hygiene, such as possibly increasing your brushing or flossing frequency and additional treatment recommendations.
He may recommend antibiotics, special mouthwashes, or other further dental treatments in severe dental health cases.