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Dental Cleaning

Smiling dental patient sitting in dental chairPaying attention to your oral health is important, and one of the most important things you can do to keep up your oral health is to brush your teeth. However, getting regular dental cleanings are just as important for your oral health, as well. Our professionals at Bravo Smile can help remove all of that bad buildup and tartar from your teethtwice a year to keep them sparkling clean and healthy. Instead of waiting until you need to see our team for a cavity, please let us help to prevent them from happening in the first place.

What is a Cleaning, and Why Should I Get One?

In most cases, dental cleanings are simple and painless, and you will leave feeling like your mouth has been power washed clean. Our team will start with an easy physical exam of your mouth, to look for inflammation of the gums and to note any other potential concerns that may affect the health of your mouth. Then a small tool and a mirror will be used to remove plaque and tartar from all of the surfaces of your teeth. Our professionals here will be thorough to assure that all tartar buildup is gone. Then your teeth will be cleaned with gritty toothpaste to remove any leftover particles and provide some polish. We will floss between your teeth, and finally, give you a good rinse to wash away all of the harmful plaque and tartar that has been removed.

When you eat or drink, particles from these things are left in your mouth and will adhere to your tooth surfaces, eventually building up. This is why it is so important to brush every day. Those food particles and bacteria, if not removed, will eventually turn into tartar. Once there is tartar on your teeth, it can only be removed by cleaning. The bacteria that form tartar buildup can cause tooth decay and gum disease if not removed. Tartar buildup can lead to cavities, progressively worse gum disease, and even bad breath. Cleanings also help our team see if there are underlying problems that need to be addressed. For example, cavities can lead to severe tooth decay, abscesses, and even total tooth rot.

When Should I Schedule a Cleaning?

The American Dental Association (ADA) advises that children start scheduling appointments to see us around 6 months after their first teeth breakthrough, or around one year old. After that, cleanings should be scheduled for children and adults every six months. If you have not had a cleaning in longer than six months, it is a great idea to give our office a call and schedule a cleaning today. Patients with periodontal disease may benefit from more frequent cleanings, even 3-4 times per year.

Whether you are concerned about your oral health or not, it is important to get cleanings regularly, and whether you have had a cleaning in the past year or not in the past ten years, our caring team at Bravo Smile want to do whatever we can to keep your oral health in the best shape and make you as comfortable as possible. Please call our offices at (971) 441-5987 today to schedule your cleaning and let us give you the best oral health possible.

Contact Us

Bravo Smile
5100 S. Macadam Avenue, Suite 160
Portland, OR 97239
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