Periodontal disease afflicts over half of Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But adequate dental care and checkups can keep gum disease at bay and protect your oral health. In Wayne, New Jersey, the Avant Garde Dental Arts group offers thorough cleanings and is fully equipped with the latest in dental technology, including the Solea laser that safely and effectively replaces the traditional dental drill. Call or book your appointment online today.
A dental teeth cleaning is a key part of your preventive dental care. It’s performed by a qualified dentist or dental hygienist in the Avant Garde office.
Teeth cleanings can prevent dental complications such as:
Professional teeth cleanings are recommended every six months for adults and children. During your cleaning, your Avant Garde dental professional checks for signs of gum disease, such as:
Your initial dental exam takes around an hour. The Avant Garde team uses the advanced Solea laser instead of a dental drill in most procedures. Solea utilizes unique wavelengths guided by sophisticated computers to treat a range of procedures, from cleaning to cavities. The laser works on both hard and soft tissue.
Your dentist can provide sedation options such as pain medication, if necessary, but most people find the laser tolerable and virtually painless.
During your teeth cleaning, your dental professional examines your mouth, teeth, and gums with special dental tools. Tartar and decayed tissue are removed from your teeth with the Solea laser. Your teeth are brushed with a high-powered electric brush and a special dental toothpaste, then flossed, and finally, your mouth is rinsed with a liquid fluoride.
The Avant Garde dental team also provides cleanings and checkups for children. Teeth cleanings and exams should start at a very young age to put your child on the road to good oral hygiene and health, and to ensure that baby teeth grow in properly. Children can get gum disease and cavities, too.
The Avant Garde dental team recommends brushing twice a day with a soft brush and a fluoride toothpaste. This will help to keep harmful sugar and bacteria from building up.
You should also floss once a day and follow up with an antibacterial mouthwash to kill any remaining germs.
Your nutrition and food choices also play a role in your oral health. Try to drink plenty of water and eat a balanced diet, choosing healthy, natural foods over sugary foods. You should also try to avoid clenching or grinding your teeth.
Dental cleanings provide preventive, diagnostic and cosmetic benefits by eliminating plaque, helping you to fight oral infections and reducing the appearance of stains. Book your dental cleaning appointment online or call today.