How a Dental Cleaning in Silver Spring, MD Generates Healthy Gums and Teeth

A regular dental cleaning by the dentist at Spring Dental Associates in Silver Spring, MD, Dr. Rezaiyan, can generate healthier gums and teeth for you and your family. Missing important dental visits especially regular dental cleanings can cause havoc to your oral health, and you do not want that to happen.

The health of your teeth and gums impacts the rest of your body. Poor oral health can increase your risks of heart attacks and strokes. It is now believed that dementia is three times more likely to develop in people who have poor oral health than those with healthy gums and teeth.

What to Expect with Professional Dental Cleaning

  • Removal of plaque and tartar—with a small mirror, a dental hygienist uses a dental scaler to get rid of plaque and tartar around the gumline and between the teeth.
  • Polishing teeth—after your teeth are tarter-free, the dental hygienist brushes the teeth with a high powered electric brush which makes a grinding noise. During the dental cleaning, the hygienist will use a gritty like toothpaste that gently scrubs your teeth. Sometimes you can even choose the flavor of the toothpaste.
  • Professional flossing—the dental hygienist will get deep between your teeth and remove any leftover plaque or toothpaste from your polishing.
  • Fluoride Treatment—at the last step of your dental cleaning, a dental hygienist in Silver Spring, MD will place a foamy gel or sticky paste into a mouthpiece and then place the mouthpiece over your teeth which is left on your teeth for about one minute. This treatment provides a protectant for your teeth to help fight cavities for the next couple of months.

For younger children, a Silver Spring, MD dentist might recommend molar sealants to prevent cavities for those hard-to-brush areas. By understanding what happens during a routine dental cleaning in Silver Spring, MD, hopefully, you will feel more at ease and look forward to your dental cleanings in the future.

Dr. Rezaiyan, at Spring Dental Associates in Silver Spring, MD, and his staff welcome you to his dental practice where you will be met with a warm welcoming. Staff members at Spring Dental Associates enjoy helping their Silver Spring, MD patients feel relaxed during a routine dental cleaning or any other dental procedure you might need.




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