Dental cleanings at Gallup Dental Group are always comfortable and thorough. Our dental hygienist has exceptional professional skills and a gift for putting our patients at ease.
Our hygienist is a wealth of knowledge and love sharing information about dental care and the best ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy between dental appointments.
Why Dental Cleanings Are Important
Sometimes patients wonder why they need regular dental cleanings if they brush and floss their teeth regularly. Even the best home care efforts cannot remove all of the plaque that collects on your teeth, especially between your teeth and beneath your gums.
Over time, the plaque that your toothbrush and floss can’t remove will harden into a stubborn substance called tartar. By the time tartar develops, it is impossible to remove without a professional dental cleaning. Tartar creates a harbor for bacteria and can lead to dental decay and gum disease.
When you come in for regular cleanings, our hygienists will gently remove the tartar that develops between your teeth using precision instruments and years of experience. That way, every time you come to our dental office for a cleaning, you will leave with a fresh start and a smooth, clean smile.
What to Expect at Your Dental Cleaning
Your dental cleaning is a great time to ask questions and give your hygienist and update us on anything that has changed with your oral health, so we can give you the best dental care possible. Your overall health impacts your oral health and this information is vital.
We begin each dental cleaning by evaluating your gums. If you suffer from periodontal disease, we may refer you to a periodontist, so that you can get the type of specialized care that will restore your health.
We may sometimes suggest that you spend extra time brushing in a certain area of your mouth. We often get into our routine habits and miss certain areas. We will offer helpful reminders, when necessary.
We will gently remove all traces of plaque, bacteria, and tartar from your teeth before polishing them with a special paste designed to remove residual tartar and surface stains from your teeth.
We will floss your teeth after your dental polish to make sure the tooth surface is smooth and free from tartar. We also send each of our patients home with a care bag containing a toothbrush, dental floss, and travel-sized toothpaste to help you stay on track.
Contact Us to Schedule Your Next Dental Cleaning
Our dental office, located in Gallup, NM, welcomes our friends and neighbors from nearby communities and look forward to providing you and your family with reliable, gentle dentistry to keep your smiles healthy.
Give us a call today!