Teeth Cleaning in Allen
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Did you know that the reason for teeth cleanings is to help prevent gum disease which is the leading cause of tooth loss.
Teeth cleaning in Allen is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Regular teeth cleaning prevents gum disease which is the leading cause of tooth loss. The chronic infection that happens when tartar and plaque accumulate on the teeth also spreads through the bloodstream and aggravate problems in remote parts of the body. This is why patients that have prosthetic joint replacements or heart problems need to have antibiotics when they get their teeth cleaned because the germs in the gums have direct access to the bloodstream. Germs infecting the gums can also lead to a pre-term low birth-weight pregnancy. The benefits of regular teeth cleaning throughout your life cannot be overstated.
ROUTINE TEETH CLEANING IN ALLEN
An important part of keeping your teeth and gums healthy is regular teeth cleanings. The hygienist will remove any buildup that has accumulated on your teeth while showing you tips and tricks to make your daily routine more effective. Most dental insurance completely covers teeth cleanings, if you don’t have insurance we have a dental savings plan to help out!
Even with the most effective daily teeth brushing and flossing, the plaque that accumulates on teeth begins to buildup in the many hiding places between our teeth and under our gums. If this is not routinely removed by the dental hygienist, it leads to gum disease, a process that makes gums irritated, tender and unhealthy.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT TEETH CLEANING
Find the answers below to the most frequently asked questions about teeth cleanings in Allen. Having the answers to these key questions can help you choose the right Allen dentist for you. If you don't see the answer below to a question you have, reach out to All Smiles Dentistry at (972) 747-1996 and our team can help!
Teeth are riddled with hiding spots for food and debris called plaque to hang out and cause dental disease. This debris accumulates on the teeth and becomes hardened and cannot be removed with regular flossing and brushing. The dental hygienist will carefully look at your teeth before cleaning and can point out areas that are being neglected causing dental disease. At this time the hygienist can recommend some changes in your daily routine to help you be more effective at home on a daily basis.
The next thing the hygienist will do is feel around the gums detecting areas that are swollen, inflame, or bleed easily and will also check the levels of your bone that supports your teeth. If buildup is left in an area too long, it will destroy the bone supporting the teeth.
Finally, the hygienist will use special equipment to carefully remove any buildup on the teeth, and show you tips or tricks to make you more successful at keeping buildup from coming back before your next checkup.
Dental cleanings do not hurt. If you are feeling any kind of discomfort, simply let the hygienist know. It is possible that an area of buildup has caused more disease than suspected and the area needs a special kind of cleaning below the gum-line that you need to be numbed for. If this is the case, the hygienist will clean other areas that are less tender and will schedule a time to numb the area and have it thoroughly cleaned in order for the inflammation and tenderness to subside and the gum to properly heal. If the gum is tender and you are afraid of pain during teeth cleaning, be aware that the tender area will not heal without removing the buildup that is irritating the gum.
Teeth cleanings are usually entirely covered by dental insurance, however, if you do not have dental insurance, we have an in-house dental savings plan that helps make having your regular checkups and dental maintenance more affordable.