Regular professional teeth cleaning and examination is vital for the long-term health of your teeth and gums. Paul Weintraub, DMD provides professional teeth cleanings in Tyler, TX to prevent plaque buildup in your mouth that can lead to other problems such as bad breath, gum disease, and tooth decay, among others. We often schedule teeth cleaning together with your dental exam so you can save time and money and make the most of your dental.
Although regular brushing and flossing at home helps to remove food particles and reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth, there are some areas that are difficult to clean, and some kinds of dirt that can only be removed using professional tools in the dentist’s office, like tartar (hardened plaque). Dr. Weintraub recommends that you visit his office every six months for professional dental cleaning to get rid of all accumulated plaque, tartar, and bacteria before they cause more problems.
Dental Exam & Cleaning - Tyler, TX
A routine dental visit that includes professional teeth cleaning takes between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on the condition of your teeth. Here’s what to expect during your appointment:
Step 1. Teeth Examination
Dr. Weintraub will examine your mouth using a small mirror to check around your teeth and gums for plaque and tartar, stains, chips and cracks, signs of gum inflammation, and other oral concerns. He will also perform periodontal probing to assess your gum health by measuring your gum pockets. X-rays are not necessary during routine dental cleaning. But Dr. Weintraub may recommend them to assess the extent of decay inside or between affected teeth.
Step 2. Teeth Cleaning
- Plaque and tartar removal - Next, he will start cleaning your teeth by removing plaque and tartar on the surface of your teeth, focusing on the areas between the teeth and near the gum line where bacteria congregates, using a scaler.
- Gritty toothpaste cleaning - He will use a high-powered electric brush and gritty toothpaste to gently scrub and polish your teeth.
- Expert flossing - This helps to reach deep between your teeth and clean potential trouble areas that you rarely reach when flossing at home.
- Rinsing - He will then use a liquid fluoride rinse to remove any debris from your mouth.
If there’re signs of gum disease, Dr. Weintraub may recommend deep scaling and root planing in addition to teeth cleaning to clean under the gums and manage the condition.
Book an appointment today
If you’re planning to schedule a dental exam and cleaning in Tyler, TX, we want to be your first choice for ensuring the long-term health and function of your mouth. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Weintraub.