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Medora Dental Care Answers Your Dental Cleaning Questions
Are you due for a dental cleaning? Even if it has been years since your last one, it’s better late than never when it comes to dental hygiene! However, if you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, you may have some questions about routine dental cleanings and what they entail. Never fear—Medora Dental Care in Abbotsford, BC is here to answer all of your questions. We’ll never make you feel ashamed of your oral health or how long it’s been since your last visit. We simply want to help you get your health back on track. Can’t find the answer to your question here? Contact our friendly staff to get any answers you seek.
Q: What Happens During a Dental Cleaning?
When you come in for your dental cleaning appointment, you can expect a similar process every time. First, your Abbotsford dentist will scrape the plaque and tartar off your teeth with a scaler. You’ll hear a scraping noise, but this normal. Once we remove the plaque, we clean your teeth with a special toothpaste designed to remove bacteria and infiltrate those hard-to-reach spots. To complete your dental cleaning at Medora Dental Care, you will receive a fluoride treatment. Your dentist will also look for signs of needing a root canal, tooth extraction, or other services during the cleaning.
Q: How Often Should I Schedule a Dental Cleaning?
At Medora Dental Care, we recommend patients in good oral health visit the dentist for a cleaning twice a year. However, if you have a history of gum disease or other oral health risks, our Abbotsford, BC dentist may suggest more frequent appointments. Be sure to keep your dentist aware of your health history so we can recommend the appropriate number of cleanings per year and suggest other general dentistry services.
Q: Why Is Keeping Up with Routine Cleanings Important?
Among the most significant benefits, you get from frequent dental cleanings is preventing more severe conditions. Corrective dentistry for more serious issues gets expensive quickly, and the team at Medora Dental can identify risk factors early with routine cleanings and exams. With these preventative measures, you’re less likely to feel the effects of your oral health on your wallet. Dental cleaning also helps to stave off receding gums and dental pain.
Q: What Happens If I Neglect Frequent Dental Cleaning?
Dental cleaning is your first line of defense against damaging bacteria and tooth decay. Without proper cleanings from a dentist at Medora Dental Care, you run the risk of periodontal disease, tooth discoloration, and possible, the need for tooth extraction. Oral diseases may develop, requiring even more dental visits to our Abbotsford office. Investing in a few yearly dental cleanings will save you time and money in the long run, significantly reducing your risk of more extensive conditions.
Q: How Do I Keep My Teeth Clean & Bacteria-Free at Home?
While twice-yearly dental cleanings are essential to the health of your teeth, they can’t maintain your oral health alone. Between cleanings, you’ll need to keep up with a crucial hygiene regimen. Always brush and floss at least twice a day, and ideally after each meal. If you can’t brush after each meal, make sure to do so every morning and night. Use anti-bacterial mouthwash as a further preventative measure. Medora Dental Care can recommend the best mouthwash brands for your oral health. Be sure to replace your toothbrush every two months or so, and always use soft-bristled brushes. Ask our Abbotsford staff about what to look for when purchasing a new toothbrush. Stay vigilant of any problems arising with your oral health. Should you notice something abnormal or experience dental pain, get in touch with Medora Dental Care right away.
Q: Are There Signs I Need a Dental Cleaning?
In between routine dental cleanings, there’s always a chance you may need additional cleaning or exam to ensure your mouth is healthy. Besides toothaches and other pain, you’ll notice a few other signs you may need a dental cleaning. Loose teeth typically mean the gums are damaged or receded and need treatment. In some cases, receding gums may be visible. Excessive bleeding in the gums often indicates plaque buildup, which we can fix this with a cleaning. Bad breath, too, shows the need for an additional dental cleaning. This is often a symptom of an infection. Should you experience any of these symptoms or other causes for worry, it’s always best to be proactive and schedule an appointment with Medora Dental Care. Contact our Abbotsford, BC dentist office to request the next available time.