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Dental Cleaning
Happy Valley, OR

Woman talking to dentist during dental exam.Maintaining the health of your mouth is essential. Taking good care of your mouth starts at home. The American Dental Association (ADA), recommends that you brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. Following these daily steps are important for preventing plaque and bacterial buildup in your mouth. However, even if you follow the ADA guidelines every day, there is still a chance that issues can occur. In addition to your at-home oral care regimen, it is also recommended that you have your teeth professionally cleaned at least twice a year. Fusion Dental Specialists is here to help.

Why are Dental Cleanings So Important?

Daily brushing and flossing are crucial for preventing plaque and bacteria buildup in your mouth. However, even if you strictly follow the ADA guidelines, it is still possible for issues like cavities and gum disease to occur. This is often because there are some areas of the mouth that are more difficult to brush properly. You may not thoroughly clean them out, or you may miss them altogether. As a result, oral health complications arise.

Professional dental cleanings are recommended twice a year. This might not seem like much, but these appointments are very important. We have the tools required to access all areas of your mouth, including the ones that you may not be able to effectively clean on your own. By eliminating this buildup, we help to keep your risk of complications to a minimum.

Getting a Dental Cleaning

Dental cleanings are simple, straightforward procedures. We begin by scraping all surfaces of your teeth, including the areas between them, the chewing surfaces, and just below the gum line. Using a scraping tool, we eliminate all buildup, plaque, tartar, bacteria, and all other debris.

After the teeth have been scraped, they are then polished. This involves the use of an electric handpiece and a dental polish. The polish contains abrasives that scrub the surfaces of your teeth as the head of the electric handpiece spins. This leaves your teeth with a smooth, beautiful shine. Finally, your teeth are polished to remove any accumulated debris as well as any debris or polish that may have accumulated during the cleaning. If necessary, we can also provide you with a fluoride treatment to help further protect your teeth from the acid attacks of plaque and bacteria.

The Benefits of Dental Cleanings

Professional dental cleanings have numerous benefits, including:
•  Eliminating all buildup from all surfaces of your teeth. This aids in preventing gum disease and cavities.
•  Scraping and polishing whiten your teeth. You leave the office with a whiter, brighter smile.
•  Your breath is fresher. By eliminating bacteria and debris buildup from just below the gum line and between the teeth, we can help give you fresher breath.
•  Save money. By taking proper care of your mouth, you actively work to prevent serious oral health issues. This saves you from requiring more invasive, more expensive treatments later.

Having your teeth professionally cleaned at least every six months, in addition to your daily oral care routine at home, help you to keep away plaque and bacteria, which helps to prevent serious oral health issues from occurring. If it is time for your dental cleaning, call Fusion Dental Specialists at (503) 653-2299 today to schedule your appointment.
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Fusion Dental Specialists, 9300 SE 91st Ave, Suite 403 Happy Valley, OR 97086 • (503) 653-2299 • • 4/28/2024 • Page Keywords: dental implants Happy Valley OR •