At River Run Family Dentistry we want the best dental care for our patients, and one of the keyways we help people have their best smile is by providing a thorough dental cleaning. It is highly beneficial to get your teeth cleaned by us every 6 months for a multitude of reasons such as making it more difficult for plaque to stick to your teeth within those 6 months. Here is what you can expect when you come in for a standard cleaning.
To start with, we will do a thorough examination of the mouth to watch out for any oral health problems such as cavities or gum disease. This step alone is why it is important to see us every year because a lot can happen in 6 months. Typically, dental problems are spotted in their early stages with people that come in regularly and this allows us to take care of the issue before it snowballs into something more severe.
In addition to this, we will remove any built-up plaque and tartar, the latter being especially important since it cannot be removed at home with brushing and flossing alone. Once your teeth are ready to be cleaned, then we will essentially brush them using a special toothpaste and toothbrush that are efficient at providing a deep clean.
The reason why brushing in this way, every day at home cannot be done because it can damage your enamel – but a cleaning like this is completely safe and beneficial twice a year. You will notice that the toothpaste has a gritty texture to it compared to the typical toothpaste you can purchase at stores — this is what provides the “rough” cleaning.
To wrap up the cleaning aspect of the appointment, we will thoroughly floss in-between your teeth to ensure that no tartar and plaque gets left behind when you leave. Finally, we will rinse your mouth out and have fluoride varnish placed on your teeth to help prevent dental problems.
We like to look at this cleaning as a fresh start for your mouth and it will lower your chances of developing cavities and gum disease down the road. From here, practicing healthy brushing habits daily will ensure that the next time you come in, you will have yet another smooth check-up.
If we have found a problem during your visit, do not worry, we are here to both treat and set you on the right path–not judge you! Oral care is a learning experience for many people and new habits are required to form. Many patients come in after years of not visiting the dentist and end up being regulars with smooth checkups. In fact, we are confident that you will want to keep up the clean feeling you leave with for as long as possible!
We Would Love for You to Visit Us
If you are interested in coming in for a thorough, professional cleaning. We would love to have you! At River Run Family Dentistry we strive to make every patient feel at home with us. You can get in contact with us by calling 830-387-3040 to set up an appointment. We are looking forward to seeing you!