Dental Cleanings for Optimal Oral Health
At Portland City Dental, we offer a wide range of dental solutions to remedy various oral health issues, from tooth decay to gum disease, oral infections, and others. However, did you know that most of these problems can be easily avoided? Many dental issues that affect people are caused by poor oral hygiene, and thus can be prevented by good oral hygiene practices such as teeth cleanings. The cleanings can include daily cleaning at home, or regular dental cleanings performed during dental visits.
At-Home Dental Cleanings
Regular teeth cleaning at home is one of the best ways of maintaining proper oral hygiene, and consequently, optimal oral health. At-home cleaning is achieved through:
The at-home dental cleaning solutions help to get rid of plaque (which contains oral bacteria) and food particles stuck in your mouth after eating. This helps to prevent the interaction of bacteria with food particles, which can result in several dental health problems, including gum disease.
Professional Dental Cleaning Solutions
While at-home teeth cleaning is an effective way of maintaining optimal oral health, it might not work sometimes. Over time, plaque can build up in your mouth and harden into hard-to-get-rid of tartar. This usually happens due to poor oral hygiene (for example, failing to brush, floss, and rinse) or improper cleaning techniques. Fortunately, professional dental cleaning solutions can help to supplement the benefits of your at-home cleaning, thus ensuring optimal oral health.
Professional dental cleaning usually involves:
Importance of Regular Professional Cleanings
Regular professional cleaning helps to get rid of plaque and tartar, which reduces the risk of a bacterial infection that could otherwise cause problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and others. It can also offer several other benefits such as:
At Portland City Dental we are committed to ensuring your optimal oral health by offering you the best dental care. Call us today at (503) 867-8124 to schedule an appointment.