Relax, this is going to be easy. Call us if you need a dentist exam or teeth cleaning in Colorado Springs. Our relaxing clinic offers dentistry with family in mind.
The Importance Of Dental Cleaning
A cleaning, or dental prophylaxis, is a thorough cleaning of your teeth completed by a dental professional. Special instruments that are uniquely sharpened and curved to fit around the teeth are used to safely remove build up on the teeth. Build up on the teeth, or plaque, is a result of bacteria and food debris that accumulate on the surfaces of the teeth. Our mouths are full of millions of bacteria, with a healthy diet and good oral hygiene we are able to minimize the build up of bacteria and keep the bad bacteria from over growing on the teeth.
How Often Should I Go For Dental Cleaning?
Professional cleanings of your teeth are recommended for healthy mouths every 6 months because the bacteria in the mouth, oral flora, grow exponentially and cover all surfaces of the mouth. Regular brushing, flossing and mouth rinses control the growth of the bacteria and minimize the growth of bad bacteria. However, even the best oral home-care cannot get in between or around the teeth like the professional dental cleaning instruments can. After approximately 6 months with regular home care, the bacterial colonies have covered all surfaces of the tooth and brushing only removes superficial layers. It is for that reason that cleanings are recommended every 6 months for healthy mouths. Some of our patients require cleanings every 3 to 4 months in order to maintain their dental health.
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