Teeth Cleaning

The Dental Way

General Dentistry & Orthodontics located in Bergenfield, NJ

Teeth cleanings are very useful. That's why insurance plans almost always cover them. Having professional teeth cleanings twice a year is the best way to prevent tooth decay, cavities, and to help your natural teeth last a lifetime. Schedule your regular cleaning today by booking an appointment online or calling The Dental Way in Bergenfield, New Jersey.

Teeth Cleaning Q & A

What does a teeth cleaning involve?

Teeth cleanings begin with a quick exam. Your The Dental Way professional looks at your teeth, visually inspecting them and assessing your gums, looking for any obvious issues. X-rays will be taken during your regularly-scheduled appointment if required.

After that, the actual cleaning begins, and the dentist or hygienist will use a small tool called a scaler to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. This step could take longer if you've skipped a cleaning or two.

Once the plaque and tartar buildup has been scraped off, the hygienist or dentist uses a unique, high-powered brush and polishing toothpaste to brush your teeth thoroughly. After the brushing, you receive a professional flossing. To finish, you may be given a fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth until your next appointment.

How often should I schedule a teeth cleaning?

Your teeth cleaning frequency depends on your general dental health. Some people who have particular issues may require more frequent cleanings, while others may be able to go with the standard recommendation of twice a year. The American Dental Association, the nation's leading source of oral health information, advises talking with your dentist about your unique teeth cleaning needs.

Even with routine procedures like teeth cleanings, consulting with the dental experts at The Dental Way about your particular situation is a critical part of getting outstanding care.

Every man, woman, and child has different circumstances. The best way to get the right care for you is to follow a program that's tailored to your needs, not an "off-the-shelf" one that's made for the average person.

Can teeth cleanings affect other aspects of my health?

Oral health is not separate from overall health. Your mouth is almost like a window into your body, making good oral health foundational for maintaining good general health.

There's a chance that regular teeth cleanings could lower your risk of pneumonia, suggest the findings of a 2016 study. The theory is that teeth cleanings reduce the number of bacteria that reach the lungs.

Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions have also been connected to oral health. Regular dental checkups, cleanings, and perhaps most importantly, conversations with your dentist, are essential to maintaining good health.

If you're due for a teeth cleaning, schedule your appointment online or call The Dental Way today.


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