How are Dental Cleanings Different at Impeccable Smiles?
Learn how your overall health can benefit from a dental cleaning at Impeccable Smiles.
Why Choose Impeccable Smiles?
No man is an island, and neither are your teeth. The type of bacteria that are present in your mouth could enter your bloodstream and cause a myriad of health issues.
Gum disease plays a role in the likelihood of a person developing certain illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s and heart disease, or worsening existing conditions, such as cancer or diabetes.
At Impeccable Smiles, we look at the whole body to ensure your overall health and reduce the number of times you need dental treatments. We take into account a person’s lifestyle and state of their health when doing our dental cleanings. We do this by discussing topics that have an effect on the well-being of teeth and gums, such as:
- Alcohol consumption
- Tobacco use
- Existing medical conditions
- Hormonal changes
- Breathing issues
- Sleep patterns
- Teeth clenching/grinding
We do this because your oral health and your overall health are interconnected. The type of bacteria you may have in your mouth can affect your organs and vice versa. We don’t just look at teeth, we look at the big picture. We look for ways to safeguard your overall wellness. By looking for underlying problems that may be causing your dental health issues, we can nip them in the bud and prevent them from doing further damage.
Here’s what you can expect throughout your dental cleaning process:
- Digital X-rays to reduce exposure to radiation and are safe for children
- Digital photos of your teeth, so you can see what’s happening first hand
- When needed, we’ll take a sample of saliva in a patient’s mouth and send it to a lab to verify the type of bacteria in a person’s mouth. Then we tailor treatment to get rid of it adequately.
- We use ozonated water (the purest form of water) to rinse your teeth
- We refrain from using latex.
- We use laser caries detection to find small decay and prevent more invasive and costly treatment in the future.
- We use the latest in dental hygiene ultrasonic and hand instrumentation to remove the hard and soft build-up from the surfaces of the teeth.
- We believe in-office fluoride treatments are not beneficial for everyone. However, we do recommend them for anyone with moderate to high cavity risk. This is done to harden damaged tooth structure and thus prevent decay and tooth sensitivity.
How Often Should I Schedule a Teeth Cleaning?
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends having regular teeth cleanings, at intervals to be determined by your dentist. We tailor your cleaning intervals based on your mouth: If you have uncontrolled periodontal (gum) disease, we recommend more frequently.
Getting regular teeth cleanings is crucial to prevent or reduce the risk of the following issues:
- Chronic bad breath
- Gum disease
- Reduce the likelihood of heart disease
- Worsening diabetes
- Tooth loss
If you’re scared of going to the dentist, we provide the safe options of conscious light sedation or nitrous oxide sedation. We truly do make it a priority to make our patients feel comfortable in our office and work to alleviate all of your fears.
Good home care is also vital to maintain optimal oral health. We guide clients individually to modify their home care according to their specific needs, working towards the goal of improving their overall health.