Dental Cleans Keep Your Mouth Healthy and Your Smile Dazzling
Tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss are largely preventable conditions. Everyone should have a consistent at-home oral health routine of brushing and flossing, but that isn't enough. To keep your teeth and gums in good health, regular trips to the dentist are essential—but they don’t have to be dreaded.
At Sleep Dentistry Melbourne, our focus is to maintain the oral health of our patients while making sure they’re always calm and comfortable.
What Is Dental Cleaning and Who Is It For?
Dental cleaning is preventative care to clean the teeth of plaque and tartar at-home brushing can’t remove. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on your teeth from foods that you eat and can eventually destroy your tooth enamel causing tooth decay. Tartar refers to calcium deposits that build up over time making your teeth vulnerable to bacteria growth.
A dental cleaning removes both plaque and tartar you can’t see, decreasing your risk of bacteria buildup, enamel loss and tooth decay. Dental hygienists most often perform dental cleanings. These dental professionals are trained to effectively and gently remove plaque and tartar, while also teaching patients about excellent oral care at home.
Why Is Preventative Care So Important?
Dental cleans are the best way to prevent tooth decay and keep all your natural teeth healthy. But they provide much more than just the removal of plaque and tartar.
Keep Your Smile Bright
Our dental hygienists can remove surface stains that dull and discolour your teeth. The result is a whiter, brilliant smile.
Gum disease is the leading cause of decay and tooth loss. If you commit to dental cleans, you can avoid bigger and more serious issues and procedures.
Provide Early Detection
During your bi-yearly exam, our hygienists screen you for oral cancer. If detected early, most of these cancers are curable.
Catch Issues Early
If our dental hygienists do find any issues with your teeth like cavities, cracked fillings or otherwise compromised teeth, they can be addressed right away before they get worse.
Take Care of Your Smile
By making an appointment for a dental clean today, you’re avoiding major problems down the road. We’ll make sure you are comfortable and will talk through the kind of sedation, if any, you’d like. We know coming to the dentist can be stressful for some people, but we don’t want that to get in your way of great oral health!