Cleanings and Preventive Dentistry

Regular dental cleanings can ensure a healthy mouth!

Regular teeth cleanings are essential for keeping your mouth, teeth, and the rest of your body healthy. When your teeth and gums are neglected, bacteria can build up and can result in disease in other areas of the body. Keeping your teeth and mouth clean can help to ensure a healthy and happy you!

What to Expect

At Southern Roots Dental, a teeth cleaning typically takes about 45 minutes to one hour to complete. Your teeth cleaning will begin with an exam of your teeth and gums. We will check around your teeth and gums for any sign of gingivitis or other concerns. Next, hand instruments and an ultrasonic scaler will be used to remove the buildup of plaque and tartar on your gums and teeth. When tartar builds up, it can lead to gum disease and the destruction of bone and tissues in the mouth, so this step is very important.

After tartar has been removed, your teeth will be polished and flossed.  Finally, a fluoride treatment will be applied to help strengthen the enamel and prevent tooth decay.

Following your cleaning, it is important to practice proper oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing twice a day.  At Southern Roots Dental, we will customize an oral hygiene plan to be implemented at home to maintain a healthy mouth.