Making sure your teeth are taken care of is vital to having a healthy mouth and an overall healthy life. If your oral care is not a priority this can affect the rest of your body as well causing many other health problems like diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers. Practicing good dental care at home is extremely important, but not enough. Make sure to get a dental cleaning as well so that the hard to reach bacteria, plaque, and tartar can be removed properly. At IKON Dental Group, we have a team of highly skilled dental professionals who will help keep your teeth clean and your smile bright. Read on to learn more about the importance of dental cleanings.

At Home Care

It is important to make sure that you practice well at home dental care. This means that you are making sure to brush properly, twice a day for a full two minutes. Many adults don’t reach the two minutes when brushing their teeth and thus don’t get their teeth properly cleaned. It is also important to floss your teeth at least once a day, usually at night, to get rid of any bacteria or excess food hidden in the teeth. By brushing and flossing each day this helps to make sure plaque doesn’t build up. Plaque build-up can lead to many problems with dental health and overall health. Some plaque cannot be removed easily and will calcify onto the teeth. The only way to get this removed is by getting a professional cleaning.

When Do I Need a Dental Cleaning?

One of the many benefits of getting regular dental cleanings is that plaque and tartar build up will be taken care of in a proactive manner. The common rule-of-thumb for getting a regular dental cleaning is every six months or twice a year. This rule is true for most of the general population. But if you have medical issues such as diabetes or gum disease or are prone to any disease that affects your teeth then you may want to go to your dentist more often for a cleaning and examination. Based on your specific needs, Dr. Khan will recommend the number of regular visits you should have to IKON Dental Group.

What is a Dental Cleaning?

A dental cleaning is a preventative service provided by dentists like Dr. Khan that help patients keep their teeth and gums healthy. During a regular dental visit, an examination and cleaning will take place to ensure that there are no problems in the jaw, teeth, or gums. A dental hygienist will evaluate your gum tissue, take some x-rays (as needed), review your medical history and medications, and perform a cleaning. During the cleaning different preventative services will include stain removal, polishing teeth, removing plaque and tartar, as well as placing any sealants or fluoride application. Dr. Khan will also go over proper brushing and flossing techniques.

Schedule Your Dental Cleaning Appointment

Dr. Khan recommends that you and your family get a dental cleaning every 6-12 months. These regular cleanings are preventative in making sure that you are healthy. Oral care is directly related to other common health problems, by visiting IKON Dental Group we can see any possible health problems in the early stages. To make an appointment contact us by phone or filling out an online form.