The best way to prevent excessive plaque buildup is to schedule a professional teeth cleaning every six months. Plaque that is left untreated can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
A routine dental cleaning lasts about one hour and will usually include scaling and polishing.
Our Grandville family dentists will also check your teeth and gums to gauge your oral health.
While you can prevent a lot of dental plaque buildup by brushing and flossing your teeth every day, this isn’t enough to remove plaque that collects in between teeth or along the gum line.
Our dental hygienists will be able to do a deep teeth cleaning so you can enjoy a healthy smile. Over time, plaque can harden into tartar, which can only be removed by a dental professional.
Our professional teeth cleanings will help you maintain healthy teeth and gums. We understand that some of our patients feel anxious about sitting in the dentist’s chair, which is why we offer laughing gas to those with mild to moderate dental fear.
During your dental checkup, we’ll be able to catch the beginning signs of cavities or other oral health issues before they cause you pain or expensive tooth restorations. Having a cavity filled is much less painful than a root canal or tooth extraction (and less expensive).
Sarah Palmer DDS and Amy Harmon DDS are dedicated to helping patients maintain good oral health through preventative dental services. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment for a routine teeth cleaning, call our Grandville dentist office at (616) 534-0080.