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Dental Cleanings


 Close up 3D rendering of dirty teeth being cleaned and restored by a dental tool at Dental Expressions know the importance of preventative dentistry. Preventative dentistry keeps unwanted problems from occurring to your dental health. If you want to practice preventative dentistry, keeping up with a schedule is very important. In order to practice proper dental hygiene, you will need to visit our office every six months for a checkup and cleaning. If you want to ensure the longevity of your teeth and gums, you can do so with appointments with a dentist regularly.

Your Hardened Plaque Can Only Be Removed By Dental Professionals


When you have your teeth cleaned by our dental professionals, we will remove plaque from your smile. Hardened plaque can only be removed by a dental professional. Excessive amounts of plaque will cause bad breath and cavities. Plaque buildup will only lead to more pressing issues down the road. Provided that you floss daily, an important home practice, less plaque will result.

You Should Expect A Short Visit


A dental cleaning is a simple procedure if you have them regularly. Your cleaning should be performed by a dental hygienist. The only preparation required is to schedule your appointments every six months.

During your visit plaque will be removed using floss and other small tools. We also offer deep cleanings if you are a patient with excessive plaque buildup, but these are usually not required unless advised. Another significant step is the physical examination. When you visit our practice, our dentist will give a thorough physical exam of your mouth. We will use a mirror and light that enables us to observe every crevice of your mouth for potential concerns. If you have any tooth or gum decay, we will be able to spot it during a cleaning. When you spot a problem early you can prevent further damage, this is why it is important to receive cleanings so often.

When you visit our office, we will also x-ray your jaw once a year as part of the physical exam during a cleaning. A fluoride treatment should be applied to strengthen your teeth and prevent cavities in the future. For the final step of the cleaning, your teeth will be polished with a paste that removes stains and makes them sparkle when you leave our office.

Your Smile Will Thank You


Regular cleanings are extremely important. When you wait more time between visits there is more potential for problems to be overlooked and grow worse. As long as you schedule biannual visits to our dentist for necessary cleanings you can ensure your proper dental health. Acting early will help intercept any further damage and save your teeth. Additionally, if dental health problems affect other areas of your health, you will have more issues to deal with.

You may be concerned about going to the dentist because you are anticipating discomfort; however, the benefits of a 30 to 60 minute cleaning will save you from serious dental issues and more painful procedures in the future. Schedule your next cleaning with Dental Expressions by calling (971) 353-4448 and let us be your trusted dental care provider.
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