Regular teeth cleanings create a foundation for optimal oral health, and you can schedule yours at Bell Family Dental PC in Bayside, Queens. Frank Pappas, DDS, Dean H. Cherpelis, DDS, and the expert team oversee your oral hygiene, educate you about your home habits, screen the health of your teeth, and thoroughly clean your teeth at your twice-yearly visits. Take control of your oral health today and make an appointment by calling the office or requesting an appointment online.
Even if you have pristine at-home oral hygiene habits, professional teeth cleanings are essential. You just can’t reach certain areas with a toothbrush and floss. If plaque builds up in these areas, you’re vulnerable to infection, gum disease, and tooth decay.
You also rely on professional cleanings to remove all the plaque you miss, so you always have fresh breath and naturally brilliant, shiny teeth.
At home, you should maintain proper oral hygiene between visits to Bell Family Dental PC. Brush at least two times a day for two minutes at a time. Floss all your teeth every day, too. This helps get at bacteria and food caught between teeth where cavities can also form.
Schedule a professional cleaning at least once every six months. In some cases of periodontal disease or other oral health concerns, the dentists may recommend more frequent cleanings.
The health of your mouth affects the health of your whole body. If you have an infection, such as gum disease, the inflammation can have an impact on your entire body. Oral health directly correlates to issues such as heart disease and stroke.
Regular teeth cleanings and oral exams can also reveal certain health concerns, such as diabetes or nutrient deficiencies. Teeth cleanings and exams include an oral cancer screening, too.
Teeth cleanings are performed by experienced, trained technicians who use professional dental tools to remove stubborn plaque and stains. They then polish your teeth and floss thoroughly.
Usually, one of the dentists then examines your teeth and the entirety of your face and neck. They examine your gums, feel for loose teeth, check for cavities or decay, and examine the soft tissue inside your mouth. X-rays are taken at some visits to help look at the underlying support system of your teeth, too.
Don’t put off regular teeth cleanings. They’re an essential part of preventive oral care. Call Bell Family Dental PC or schedule your appointment online.