Braydon Dental Care is here for all your dental needs including regular checkups and cleanings.
We recommend you see the dentist twice a year for a checkup and a cleaning.
Checkups consist of the dentist examining your teeth and mouth and possibly some x-rays.
He or she will be looking for cavities or signs of other problems with your teeth.
They also look for signs of things like cancer.
Once the dentist is satisfied that everything is fine he or she will have the dental hygienist do a cleaning.
Most of the time, the dental hygienist will do the cleaning but sometimes the dentist themselves do the cleaning.
First, the hygienist will scrape away tartar and plaque from the teeth.
Next, they will use a paste that has tiny particles that are gritty and scrub your teeth.
This is done with a high power brush.
After that, the hygienist will floss your teeth; and then you rinse your mouth.
The hygienist will often tell you if you need to work more on one area that may have more tartar than others such as the back molars.
Remember you can also ask for advice on toothpaste, rinses, and toothbrushes; as well as home whitening kits.
Braydon Dental Care stays informed of all the newest tools for oral hygiene so do not be afraid to ask for recommendations.
At home cleaning
It is important that you follow a proper oral hygiene routine at home to keep tartar from building up on your teeth as it can cause tooth decay.
Using a good toothbrush and toothpaste twice a day along with flossing once a day is a great start to good oral hygiene, but do not forget the mouth rinse which can have tartar control, fluoride, or other options.