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Teeth Cleaning and Dental Hygiene 

Maintaining good dental hygiene is not just about having an amazing, beautiful, sparkling smile. It plays a crucial role in preventing dental diseases like tooth decay and gum disease, which can lead to severe complications if left untreated.

Do you have any dental pain or other concerns? Have you been waiting or putting off dental work that needs to be done? Has it been a long time since you have been to a dental practice for a dental cleaning with a dental hygienist? This is the first step in getting any dental treatment done.

During your dental cleaning, our dental hygienist will start by removing plaque and tarter, and take the necessary dental X rays. Then, Dr Nick Gravino will examine your teeth, and any x rays taken, to give you full oral health care.

Good dental hygiene is also instrumental in maintaining your overall health. Poor oral health has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, and other serious medical conditions. It is, therefore, vital to adopt proper dental care practices early in life and ensure they become part of our daily routine.

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Schedule your appointment today. Call us at (440) 871-7040 or complete our convenient online appointment request form. We look forward to getting you and your teeth gleaming with great dental hygiene.

Understanding Teeth Cleaning

Teeth cleaning is a routine dental procedure, usually performed by a dental hygienist. It involves the removal of dental plaque from teeth to prevent cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease.

Benefits of Regular Teeth Cleaning

Regular teeth cleaning is crucial for maintaining proper health care. It helps in preventing tooth decay, gum diseases, and bad breath. In addition, it can boost your self-esteem with a brighter and healthier smile and may contribute to your overall health.

Risks Associated with Neglecting Teeth Cleaning

Neglecting your teeth cleanings can lead to a buildup of plaque and tartar, which can further result in serious dental issues like cavities, gum diseases, and even tooth loss. Poor oral health has been linked to serious health problems such as heart disease and diabetes.

Dental Hygiene Practices

Maintaining excellent oral health goes beyond regular teeth cleaning. It requires the integration of certain practices into our daily routine to ensure our teeth and gums stay healthy.

Daily Dental Hygiene Practices

Daily dental hygiene practices involve a combination of brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash. Regular visits to your dentist and dental hygienist for professional cleaning and check-ups are also a part of the cleaning process of maintaining good dental hygiene.

Proper Brushing Techniques

Proper brushing is essential for effective teeth cleaning. It involves holding the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle against the gums and using short, gentle strokes to clean the outer and inner tooth surfaces. Additionally, the flat surface of the teeth should be brushed with back-and-forth strokes, while the inner surfaces of the front teeth should be cleaned using an up-and-down motion. Brushing your teeth should take about two minutes and be done at least twice daily.

Importance of Flossing

While brushing cleans the surface of the gum line and the teeth, flossing removes food particles and plaque from between the teeth and under the gumline that the toothbrush can't reach. Daily flossing is also crucial in preventing cavities and gum disease.

Role of Mouthwash

Mouthwash plays a vital role in maintaining dental hygiene. It not only freshens your breath but also helps kill harmful bacteria left in your mouth after brushing and flossing. Using mouthwash as a part of your daily cleaning and dental hygiene routine can help keep your teeth healthy to eat comfortably and smile for a lifetime.

Professional Teeth Cleaning

Seeking professional teeth cleaning is recommended at least twice a year or as your dentist advises. While daily brushing, flossing, and mouthwash can keep your teeth clean, they may not be able to remove hardened tartar. A professional tooth cleaning helps to deep-clean your teeth, removing hardened plaque and tartar that you can't eliminate at home. It also allows your dentist to check for signs of oral diseases, some of which might be linked to systemic health issues or concerns.

What to Expect During a Professional Teeth Cleaning

The dentist or dental hygienist will physically examine your mouth, teeth, and gums during your professional teeth cleaning. Following this, they will use a scaler to remove plaque and tartar from your tooth surfaces and gumline.

After your teeth cleaning process, they will polish and floss your teeth using professional-grade products. They may then apply a fluoride treatment to protect your teeth against cavities until your next visit. The whole procedure is generally painless and lasts about an hour.

Relationship Between Professional Cleaning and Overall Dental Health

Regular professional teeth cleaning plays an integral role in maintaining optimal dental health. It aids in preventing oral diseases by removing plaque and tartar buildup, which are the primary causes of gum disease and tooth decay.

By detecting signs of oral diseases early on, professional cleaning can also prevent severe damage. Professionally cleaned teeth contribute to brighter, whiter smiles, promoting confidence, happiness, and well-being.

Making a Healthy Smile at Nick D. Gravino, DDS

At Nick D. Gravino, DDS, we aim to help you achieve a healthy, bright smile that boosts your confidence and contributes to your overall well-being. Our team of qualified dental professionals is committed to providing comprehensive dental care that caters to your needs.

Whether you're scheduling a routine teeth cleaning or seeking more complex dental treatments, our approach is oriented toward ensuring comfort, precision, and long-lasting results.

We use the latest technologies and adhere to the highest dental hygiene standards, ensuring that each visit is a positive and beneficial experience for you. Our services encompass everything from preventative measures to diagnostics and treatment procedures, including scaling and root planing, dental fillings, crowns, bridges, and more.

Our team is passionate about educating our patients about the importance of dental hygiene and its role in overall health. We take the time to discuss and demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques. We offer advice on selecting dental hygiene products, including toothbrushes, dental floss, and mouthwash.

Remember, a healthy smile isn't just about aesthetics—it's a significant part of your overall health. At Nick D Gravino, DDS, we're here to help you create and maintain those healthy teeth and the amazing smile you deserve.

When Should My Kids Start Visiting the Dentist?

Establishing a positive relationship between your child and dental health from an early age is very important. At Nick Gravino, DDS, we recommend scheduling your child's first dental visit by their third birthday, unless they have any unusual dental issues, indicating an earlier visit. This aligns with the American Dental Association's guidelines and helps us ensure that your child's teeth are developing properly.

Early dental visits also allow us to promptly address potential dental issues, promote good oral hygiene habits, and help your child become comfortable with the dental office environment. Early dental care is an investment in your child's health that will pay lifelong dividends.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Don't wait for a dental issue to arise before scheduling your next visit. Regular check-ups are crucial in maintaining optimal dental health.

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Call us NOW at (440) 871-7040 or complete our convenient online appointment request form. We look forward to helping you take your path toward the healthier, brighter, amazing smile you deserve.

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