Take Control of Your Smile with Oral Hygiene Visits at Eckland Family Dental

If you brush and floss your teeth religiously, you may not see why you should visit a dentist in Everett or Redmond, Washington, for routine dental cleanings. Although we emphasize diligent at-home oral hygiene, this alone isn’t sufficient to keep your mouth healthy. At Eckland Family Dental, your oral hygiene visits allow us to clean and access areas of your mouth that cannot be reached with at-home dental tools.

What does professional teeth cleaning involve?

Professional dental cleaning or oral prophylaxis is designed to remove built-in plaque and tartar (dental calculus) from all areas in your mouth. Dentists recommend getting your teeth cleaned twice yearly to prevent dental calculus from causing issues in your smile.

A professional dental cleaning begins with a thorough dental examination to assess the condition of your teeth and gums. Should signs of gum disease be present, your dentist might suggest deep teeth cleaning to eliminate stubborn bacteria from deep pockets between the teeth and gums. Otherwise, we’ll recommend a standard cleaning as a preventive procedure.

During a dental cleaning, the dentist uses special skills and tools to remove plaque and tartar from hard-to-reach areas in the mouth. We’ll reach every area between teeth and just below the gum line, where your toothbrush and dental floss find it hard to clean.

After cleaning, the dental hygienist polishes your teeth with gritty toothpaste to remove surface stains and give your smile a smooth, glossy finish. That’s all there is to dental cleaning! The procedure takes 45-60 minutes, but the benefits linger for many years.

Importance of dental cleanings

Visiting a dentist every six months for routine dental cleanings offers many benefits.

Some include.

  • Prevention
  • Early detection of oral issues
  • Dental cleanings remove unsightly plaque and stains for a beautiful smile
  • It saves you unnecessary dental pain
  • Prevents costly treatments

With your hands full of day-to-day responsibilities, it’s easy to feel as though dental visits are an added burden. However, neglecting your smile should never be an option—it’s one of your most valuable assets. No matter what, prioritize regular dental cleanings to keep your smile radiant and healthy.

Book an appointment with a dental hygienist today!

Want to discover the secret to a healthy, beautiful smile? Stay up to date with preventive dental cleanings by scheduling an appointment with Eckland Family Dental. You can contact us at (425) 448-6339 (Redmond) and (425) 249-3830 (Everett) to schedule your appointment today. We look forward to meeting you and your family.