It is important to have your teeth cleaned frequently in order to maintain optimal dental health and hygiene. You should be sure to add your teeth to your to do list of things to clean this spring and make an appointment to visit to your dentist soon.
It is recommended that you get such a cleaning at least twice a year, as having your teeth cleaned professionally that often can take great strides towards improving your health orally, according to the AGD (Academy of General Dentistry).
Furthermore, the AGD strongly recommends that a dental cleaning be performed on patients every six month. Having such a professional cleaning done on a regular basis is a great way to reinforce the things one does at home to tend to their oral health, such as flossing and brushing. The cleaning also allows the dentist to have an opportunity to find any areas within the patient’s mouth that mat need to be given special attention or that look problematic.
Because Andrew Goldenberg has it as one of his greatest priorities to ensure that patients experience minimal discomfort during any procedure performed within his dentistry practice. This is why he stresses to his patients the importance of practicing proper oral hygiene at home using the recommended flossing and brushing techniques. If this is done properly, patients do not typically find any discomfort of their experience in having a cleaning done. However, patients who have neglected to practice good oral hygiene in the months following up to their visit may find that their teeth and gums become sensitive or uncomfortable during a cleaning.
If, during a cleaning, pain, discomfort, or sensitivity becomes a problem for the patient, the dentist is able to use an anesthetic topically in order to alleviate any of the patient’s discomfort that they are experiencing.
Dental cleanings are also important because the patient receives preventive and diagnostic services from Dr. Goldenberg and he will provide the patient with any necessary information. Such services might include:
- Updating and reviewing medical history
- Screening and examining for oral cancer
- Gum tissue evaluation
- Check swallowing, chewing and biting patterns
- X-rays or teeth examination for decay detection
- Specialist referrals if specific treatment is needed
More general services will also be provided in order to prevent any issues from occurring in the future if they are not occurring already, and these might include:
- Plaque and tartar removal
- Removal of stains
- Application of fluoride
- Sealants (for younger patients)
- Teeth polishing (including crowns and fillings)
- Adjustment and cleaning of dentures, including partial dentures
Furthermore, Dr. Goldenberg values ensuring that all of his patients are properly educated on the proper way to care for their oral health. This is why he also provides educational services to his patients where they are needed, including:
- Instructions of flossing and brushing
- Nutritional counseling
- Future treatment recommendations
- Evaluation of effectiveness of self-care
- Counseling for tobacco cessation
It is important to have a dentist who cares about you and your oral hygiene, and goes the extra mile to ensure that every patient feels as if they got the individual attention they deserved. That is why you should let Dr. Goldenberg be the dentist to take a look at your teeth!