In-Office Teeth Cleaning & Deep Cleaning
El Paso, TX 915-921-6200
While brushing and flossing your teeth faithfully are the best way to keep cavities and gum disease at bay, it is still important that you have your teeth professionally cleaned on a regular basis. After a thorough in-office cleaning, your teeth will feel smooth, and squeaky-clean, and may even look a lot brighter too. However, our expert teeth cleanings aren’t done just for looks alone.
After some time your teeth begin to build up a layer of plaque and deposits occur that make it difficult to remove without dental equipment. Which is why a dental cleaning is so necessary. The deposits left by plaque begin to accumulate bacteria which leads to tooth decay. If left uncleaned, inflammation occurs and periodontal disease occurs.
Scaling & Root Planing
Some cases of severe periodontal disease that do not respond to our more conventional cleaning treatment may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing.
The procedure begins with a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort you have while in our office. Then, a small instrument or an ultrasonic cleaner called a “scaler,” is used to clean beneath your gum line to remove plaque and tartar.
The surface of your teeth’s roots is then planed and smoothed below the gum line. If the treatment is effective, scaling and root planing help your gums reattach themselves to the tooth structure. Additional measures may be needed if the periodontal pockets persist after scaling and root planing.
Schedule a Dental Exam Today!
If you are in need of teeth cleaning here in EL Paso, TX, don’t hesitate to call us today at 915-921-6200, or fill out the form on this page. Our professional staff is ready to help you achieve a beautiful smile and answer any questions you might have.
ORAL HEALTH & PREVENTATIVE DENTAL CARE IN EL PASO
If you are in the El Paso, TX area and looking to improve your oral health, Edgemere Dental is here to help you understand the ins and outs of preventative dental care. Avoiding tooth decay, gum disease, and infections are just some of the benefits of preventative dental care.
What is Preventative Dental Care?
Preventative dental care is the practice of caring for your teeth and gums to maintain them for as long as you possibly can. Dental technology has improved a lot in the last few decades, making dental procedures more effective, accessible, and affordable than ever. So there really aren’t any excuses for not going to the dentist for regular dental checkups in our day and age.
Brushing and Flossing daily along with regular dental visits should be at the top of everyone’s priorities. These three activities are the foundation for preventative dental care.
Brushing & Flossing Daily
Brushing after every meal, when you wake up, and before you go to sleep is recommended by dentists to avoid plaque and tartar buildup. Brushing your tongue is also a good idea to help avoid bad breath. Each time brush for at least two minutes to make sure all food particles are removed and are not allowed to generate bacteria that develop periodontal disease and tooth decay. There are many different types of toothbrushes and toothpaste on the market, so make sure to test out different types to see which works best for you.
Flossing at least once daily is another activity that is crucial in preventing oral diseases. Flossing removes food particles that get stuck between your teeth and are difficult for your toothbrush to reach and remove. Removing these food particles will ensure that food is not rotting between your teeth attracting bacteria that create inflammation, decay, and infections.
Regular Dental Visits
To maintain a healthy smile there’s no way around it, you have to visit the dentist regularly to check for any new dental problems, get thorough teeth and gums cleaning, and receive flossing and fluoride treatment. Regular dental visits ensure that any dental health problems are corrected quickly. Good oral health maintenance also improves your overall health.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Dental Health Experts
To learn more about preventative dental health or to schedule a dental visit, call us at 915-921-6200, or visit our Contact page to send us a message. Our dental health professionals can answer any questions you have about our dental treatments or procedures. We can also discuss insurance and financing options we have available to our patients. We are patiently waiting for your call to help you achieve your best smile!