It's a new year, and it's time to celebrate! There's champagne, confetti, and fireworks! But don't forget; there's more to New Year's Eve than good cheer. It's also a great time to take good care of your teeth.
A professional teeth cleaning is a great way to improve your oral health for the new year. This treatment removes plaque and tartar buildup, which can prevent tooth decay and other complications. It also relaxes you and helps you avoid stress or anxiety throughout the coming months.
Tooth cleaning, also known as prophylaxis or prophy for short, is a preventative procedure that dentists use to keep teeth and gums healthy. This process involves removing plaque and tartar from teeth and polishing them, so they are more resistant to stains and decay. Your dentist may also recommend additional treatments such as fluoride treatments or sealants to further protect your teeth. That way, you'll have a brighter, healthier smile for the new year!
Dental cleanings and exams can prevent cavities and gum disease, as well as detect problems in their earliest stages when they are most easily treated. Other benefits of regular professional cleanings are listed below.
Professional cleanings remove layers of tartar buildup, which is difficult to remove with daily brushing alone. This can help prevent new cavities from forming on your teeth.
A thorough brushing at home can only do so much for your teeth. When plaque hardens into tartar, it can only be removed with a professional cleaning. Other than that, your toothbrush isn't able to reach all the areas of your mouth that a dentist can with a manual or ultrasonic tool. A professional cleaning can also help reach spots in between your teeth and under your gums that might otherwise go unchecked.
While professional whitening services are more effective at bleaching stains than at-home kits, good oral hygiene habits will help you keep your teeth looking bright between visits. Your dentist can remove surface stains during your appointment, but a good oral health routine can help keep your teeth clean and healthy between appointments.
Bad breath can be caused by a number of different things, including food particles lodged in your teeth and leftover bacteria in your mouth from not flossing enough. Professional cleaning removes any debris that may be contributing to bad breath.
We work with patients of all ages to help them restore their smiles and maintain great oral health. Our office is conveniently located at 8400 Osuna Rd NE #5A Albuquerque, NM 87111, and you can schedule an appointment by calling (505) 884-1989. We are looking forward to seeing you and giving you a healthy, happy smile in the new year!