At Patel & Dornhecker Dentistry, our number one priority is to keep your teeth healthy. One of the ways we do that for our Cincinnati and Fairfield TWP, OH area patients is by providing routine dental check-ups and professional teeth cleanings. These important visits every six months not only keep your pearly whites shiny but protect your teeth from plaque and tartar build-up that can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Below, learn more about what occurs during a dental cleaning.
What dental teeth cleanings consist of
General teeth cleanings are performed at routine preventive care visits and are a vital part of maintaining your oral health. During a professional cleaning:
- A dental hygienist uses a tool called a “Cavitron” which sprays warm water and vibrates off the hard build up off the teeth. Then the hygienist uses “scalers” to gently scrape off any tartar or plaque that remains on your teeth, in between your teeth, and along the gum line; once these sticky substances form on your teeth, it is next to impossible for you to remove them with brushing and flossing at home, so having a professional hygienist clean them off your teeth is important in preventing the decay and disease that they can cause
- Once your teeth are free from tartar, a high-powered toothbrush and a slightly gritty toothpaste/polish is used to remove any leftover materials on your teeth and polish them
- The hygienist will then floss deep between your teeth to finish the cleaning process
- Plenty of opportunities to rinse with water will be provided throughout all these steps so you are comfortable
Other types of teeth cleanings, such as scaling and root planing and gross debridement, are also offered at Patel & Dornhecker Dentistry for patients who need a deeper cleaning due to gingivitis, gum disease, or excessive plaque and tartar buildup.
Schedule your appointment today!
If you or a member of your family needs teeth cleaning, dentists Jesal Patel and Shawn Dornhecker are here to serve your family’s needs! From the moment you walk in the door of Patel & Dornhecker Dentistry, you will feel at home in the warm, comfortable environment, and you will leave with your teeth feeling shiny and healthy. Keep your family’s smiles healthy by calling us today to schedule an appointment. Our Cincinnati office can be reached at (513) 815-3188 and our Fairfield TWP office number is (513) 815-3166.
Dr. Jesal A. Patel and Dr. Shawn Dornhecker run a successful dental practice in their home state of Ohio. Both doctors attended the Miami University for Microbiology in Oxford, Ohio and The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. The wife-husband duo brings together a wealth of experience while working with children, adults, and veterans during their residency at The Medical College of Ohio.
Patel and Dornhecker Dentistry has two offices in Bridgetown and Fairfield. The team at the clinic strives to serve with the best quality care to their patients using the latest technology. They strongly believe in working with local businesses in Ohio to empower the local community.