A teeth cleaning may sound like a simple treatment but having a professional remove plaque and bacteria from your teeth can be key in maintaining your overall dental health. Especially if you are prone to cavities, or don’t brush or floss regularly, teeth cleanings are a quick and painless way to keep your smile bright and healthy.
What are Teeth Cleanings?
Professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) are treatments in routine dental care. Your cleaning appointment will include a comprehensive dental exam, including:
Removal of Plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease!
Removal of Tartar: Tartar is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time, and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Tartar forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
Teeth Polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.
Benefits of Teeth Cleanings
- Prevent bad breath
- Prevent gum disease
- Prevent tooth decay
- Prevent cavities
- Prevent other health conditions
Do You Need Teeth Cleanings in Breckenridge, CO?
If you are looking for a brighter, healthier and more confident smile, our services in teeth cleanings will provide you with excellent dental care. Contact us today to learn more about our premier dental services, or to make an appointment!