Dental Care Olathe
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Olathe, KS
According to the American College of Prosthodontists, more than 36 million Americans don’t have any teeth, and 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Dental Care Olathe in Olathe, Kansas, with another location opening soon in Overland Park, Kansas, has a team of highly experienced dentists who can make sure your teeth stay healthy through regular, professional cleanings. For questions regarding teeth cleaning, call the office today or schedule your appointment online.
Teeth Cleaning Q & A
Why should I have the dentist clean my teeth?
In addition to staying consistent with your own brushing and flossing at home, you should have your teeth professionally cleaned at least twice a year at your semiannual dental check-up. The reason for this is because plaque and tartar buildup in hard to reach places where regular brushing and flossing cannot reach.
There are several signs which can alert you that it’s time to have your teeth cleaned, such as:
- Your gums are red and swollen.
- There’s tartar on your teeth.
- Your teeth look yellow.
- You have bad breath.
- You haven’t had a dental cleaning for months.
By having regular, professional cleanings, the highly trained staff at Dental Care Olathe can help prevent cavities and the onset of gum disease.
What is plaque and why is it harmful?
Plaque is a sticky film largely composed of bacteria that forms on your teeth, and if not removed, it hardens into tartar. Plaque can react with food particles that accumulate in between your teeth, causing it to release acids that attack your teeth. Over time, these repeated acid attacks can damage your enamel, cause cavities, and if not dealt with, can cause periodontal disease and tooth loss.
What happens during teeth cleaning appointments?
The highly trained and experienced staff at Dental Care Olathe performs a physical exam of your entire mouth to check for cavities, gingivitis, or other potential concerns. Following this, they use a variety of instruments such as a scaler to remove tartar and plaque around your gum line and between your teeth.
The third step in the teeth cleaning process is to brush your teeth with a high-powered electric brush to remove any tartar left behind. Lastly, one of the dental experts flosses your teeth to remove any leftover debris. All of these steps lead to your teeth being polished, restoring their naturally smooth appearance.
If you haven’t had your teeth professionally cleaned in a few months, it’s important you call today or schedule your appointment online to come in and see the dental experts at Dental Care Olathe.
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