Any form of cleaning is a process, and maintaining your oral health is no different. From using the right materials to taking meticulous care during cleaning, multiple elements go into ensuring your mouth is clean and healthy. At a typical oral hygiene appointment, you should expect your dentist to complete some or all of the following services:
- Review your overall medical history with you, making any necessary updates.
- Ensure that X-rays of your mouth and teeth are up-to-date.
- Screen for any signs of gum disease and/or screen you for oral cancer.
- Perform preventative services such as tartar and plaque removal, polishing your teeth, checking for any caries, and applying flouride.
Maintaining Clean Teeth
There’s nothing better than leaving the dentist’s office knowing your teeth are clean. From there, you play a big role in making sure that your teeth stay clean in between oral hygiene visits! We recommend that you brush and floss at least twice every day. Limiting the amount of sugar in your diet and drinking plenty of water are great ways to maintain clean and healthy teeth.
Also, it is important that you visit your dentist regularly — either once or twice a year — for a cleaning. Your dentist will become familiar with you and your teeth, and as a result, will be able to notice any problems before they become urgent. By getting to know you, your dentist will be able to help you decide what treatments will work best and become your partner in keeping your mouth healthy.
Call Your Philadelphia Dentist Today
Your Philadelphia dentist, Penn Dental Medicine, provides high-quality dental care at lower than market prices. We are open from 8:00-5:00 p.m. on weekdays. If you are a new patient, you can take advantage of $25 off your first visit. Come see us for a cleaning and discover the Penn Dental Medicine difference.
Please call 215-898-8965 today to make an appointment today!