Teeth Cleaning

David E. Willey, DMD -  - Cosmetic Dentistry

David E. Willey, DMD

Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Sebring, FL

Dental cleanings are incredibly beneficial, which is why insurance plans almost always cover them. Regular cleanings and checkups are the best way to avoid cavities and gum disease. Dr. Willey and his team offer routine preventative cleanings for non-surgical periodontal treatment, to ensure you stay in good overall oral health. Can't remember when you had your last cleaning? Let's take care of it together. Schedule your regular cleaning today by booking an appointment online or calling David E. Willey, DMD in Sebring, Florida.

Teeth Cleaning Q & A

What is a dental cleaning?

Dental cleanings begin with an exam. Dr. Willey visually looks at your gums and teeth, checking for any can't-miss issues. X-rays will be taken during your regularly-scheduled appointment if required.

After X-rays, the actual cleaning process starts. The dentist or hygienist will use a small instrument, called a scaler, to remove tartar and plaque from your teeth. Depending on the level of tartar buildup, this part of the cleaning process may take some time.

After the plaque and tartar buildup has been removed, the hygienist or dentist brushes and polishes your teeth using a high-powered brush and special toothpaste. The brushing is followed by a professional flossing. Finally, you may be given a fluoride treatment to help prevent cavities and tooth decay between office visits.

How often should I go to the dentist for a teeth cleaning?

How often your teeth need to be cleaned varies from person to person. The usual recommendation is twice a year, but people with specific dental problems may need to schedule more frequent cleanings. Take the American Dental Association's advice and discuss your dental cleaning needs with Dr. Willey.

Even with common procedures like routine dental cleanings, consulting with the expert team at David E. Willey, DMD about your situation is an essential part of getting exceptional care.

Every man, woman, and child has different circumstances. The best way to get care for you is not to follow a plan designed for an average person, but rather to follow one developed specifically for you.

How do dental cleanings impact my overall health?

Your overall health is linked to your oral health. Given that your mouth is connected to the rest of your body, oral health is essential to good health. There's evidence that regular dental cleanings could lower your risk of pneumonia, suggest the findings of a 2016 study. The theory is that dental cleanings cut back on the number of bacteria that enter your lungs.

Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions have also been tied to oral health. Regular dental checkups, cleanings, and perhaps most importantly, conversations with Dr. Willey, all play a role in maintaining excellent health.

If you're due for a dental cleaning, schedule your appointment online or call David E. Willey, DMD today.