By maintaining healthy gums and teeth through a combination of in-office and at-home treatments, dental health issues such as periodontal disease can be easily prevented. To help patients achieve and maintain beautiful, healthy smiles, we provide professional teeth cleanings at the Palm Beach Gardens, FL, the practice of Dr. Jay Ajmo. We recommend undergoing a checkup and cleaning every six months. To learn more about our preventative care, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.
We look forward to becoming your partner in lifelong oral health.
Even with daily brushing and flossing, dental plaque can collect in hard-to-reach areas of your smile. The millions of bacteria found in plaque then use the sugars from the foods you consume to produce acids that slowly deteriorate tooth enamel. If the plaque is not removed, it can harden into tartar. Left untreated, tartar buildup can begin to affect your gums, teeth, and the underlying bone tissue.
By removing plaque and tartar buildup, the dentist can minimize your risk of gingivitis, gum infection, and other issues. Meanwhile, the need for restorative procedures such as dental implants or crowns can be avoided altogether.
Many do not realize that regular cleanings provide much more than a healthy, beautiful smile. Oral health has been linked to overall health, and research indicates that gum disease and other conditions can increase your risk of pneumonia, heart disease, and other serious health concerns. In short, regular checkups can be a simple and effective means of living a longer, healthier life.
During your visit, our team will closely examine your teeth and gums to diagnose any potential problems. Next, we will use a special ultrasonic instrument to dislodge any larger pieces of tartar, while spraying a cooling mist to wash away remaining pieces. A smaller hand tool called a scaler will then be used to remove any remaining deposits. Once the teeth are completely clean, we will treat the teeth with a gentle polishing tool.
Your hygienist will also take time to provide you with tips for more effective brushing and flossing. Dr. Ajmo and his team believe patient education is an important element of effective dental care and will take every measure to help you maintain the best oral health possible between checkups.
If gingivitis or periodontal disease is detected during your checkup, we may recommend scaling and root planning treatment. As opposed to a general cleaning that focuses on the surfaces of your teeth and your gum line, a deep cleaning concentrates on buildup that has occurred below the gum line. This process also involves smoothing the root surfaces to prevent future buildup.
At-home dental hygiene is very important, but regular professional cleanings are equally essential in helping you maintain excellent oral health. By attending regular cleanings, you can keep your teeth healthy for a lifetime. If you are new to the Palm Beach Gardens area, or if you need to establish ongoing care with an outstanding dental healthcare team, please contact us today. We look forward to becoming your partner in lifelong oral health.