Dental Cleaning Vancouver WA
Consistent brushing and flossing at home are essential for safeguarding your mouth against plaque and bacteria, preventing issues like tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, bad breath, and even tooth loss. These conditions not only cause discomfort but also pose additional risks to your oral health as well as your overall physical health.
While maintaining a diligent daily oral hygiene routine is crucial, it doesn't entirely replace the necessity of professional dental cleanings. Having regular visits with our Vancouver dentist, Alan Snodgrass, DDS, at Thurston Oaks Dental for dental exams and dental checkups is key to preserving the health of your gums, teeth, and smile.
Dental Hygiene Cleaning
When you come in for your dental check-up, we will walk you through these steps:
How Often Do I Need a Dental Checkup?
It is important to schedule regular dental exams and cleanings with us. We recommend our patients come to see us every six months. Professional dental cleanings act as a preventive measure against tooth decay, cavities, tooth damage, gum disease, and the development of other oral health issues. Our dentist and hygienist will use specialized dental tools to eliminate tartar buildup and polish your teeth, surpassing the effectiveness of routine home care.
During these appointments, we can also offer advice on proper oral hygiene practices, including brushing and flossing techniques, as well as dietary recommendations for maintaining good oral health. Repeated exposure to food and drinks, especially acidic and darkly pigmented ones such as soda, wine, and coffee, causes the build-up of plaque on the teeth, as well as discoloration. If not treated on time, this plaque can turn into tartar. Tartar cannot be removed with at-home brushing, but rather, requires a dental professional to remove.
Dental Cleanings in Vancouver WA
Are you due for a dental exam? Give us a call at (360) 514-9212 to schedule your next dental checkup and cleaning in Vancouver WA!
Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am - 1:00pm
Friday: 7:00am - 12:00pm