At Pearl, you can share your health concerns so that we can take the necessary measures to address them correctly.
Our uptown dentists start by scraping off the buildup of plaque and tartar that collects above and below the gum line before flossing between and around every tooth to remove any plaque or food particles that are clinging on.
We will also give your teeth a smooth and shiny finish using a tooth polisher with a spinning head and slightly abrasive paste. The polishing will get rid of any residue that was previously missed and will make your teeth smoother so that plaque will not collect as easily on them between visits to the dentist.
At Pearl, your Charlotte dentist, we create dental plans that include teeth cleanings every six months.
We perform professional teeth cleanings. Our hygienists use tools to remove tartar from your teeth — both above and below where the gum meets the tooth.
Pearl recommends regular teeth cleanings for two reasons:
1. To prevent diseases that may affect the rest of the body like heart disease, dementia, and diabetes complications.
2. To prevent tooth loss
The mouth is continuously exposed to and affected by the food we eat and constant talking. As a result, we must take special care of this unique part of our bodies.
In order to prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar, we perform teeth cleanings.
Although this buildup is natural, we must adhere to our regular cleanings to prevent complications, such as gum disease, enamel erosion, tooth decay, and gingivitis.
We determine the cleaning you need based on the extent of the plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth. If buildup is major, it can result in bone loss and gum tissue inflammation, where a deep cleaning may be required.
Your teeth cleanings are performed by a dental hygienist. Before the actual cleaning process begins, we start with a physical exam of your entire mouth. Your dental hygienist uses a small mirror to check around your teeth and gums for any signs of gingivitis or other potential issues. If they detect any problems, the dental hygienist might call the dentist to ensure it is appropriate to proceed.
Whether you need any additional steps or not, the key is to keep going back to the dentist for regular teeth cleanings to prevent problems altogether. By understanding what’s going on in advance, you’ll feel more at ease — and maybe even look forward to these appointments.
The final step of the routine dental cleaning is scheduling your next one in six months. Scheduling your next cleaning right away is the best way to ensure that you don’t about your routine cleaning.
Even if you are diligent in your personal oral care, there is no better protection against dental issues than having professional teeth cleanings!