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Approximately 68 percent of adults suffer from tartar. Also known as dental calculus, tartar is a yellowish-brown hardened deposit that forms when plaque accumulates on your teeth. Since tartar bonds very strongly to your teeth, it cannot be removed by regular brushing at home.
At Jonathan J. Golab, DDS, PA, we offer you professional dental cleaning services which can keep your teeth white, bright, and healthy.
Why Should You Get Regular Dental Cleanings?
Dental plaque, also known as dental biofilm, is an extremely sticky film that builds up on your teeth. If not removed through regular brushing, plaque hardens into calculus within 24 to 72 hours. Plaque contains bacteria which produce acid that damages your tooth enamel and gums. If left untreated, the damage can become irreversible and permanent. Additionally, poor oral hygiene is also associated with overall bad health and other dental and medical issues like bone degradation, cancers, heart disease, stroke, and other problems.
What Happens During a Dental Cleaning Appointment?
Your biannual dental checkup appointment is a preventive procedure which involves prophylaxis to remove tartar from your teeth. At Jonathan J. Golab, DDS, PA, we will perform these oral health activities:
What to Expect After A Dental Cleaning?
Some people may experience increased sensitivity after a dental cleaning. This is because of the newly exposed areas of your teeth that were covered by calculus.
When tartar accumulates on your teeth, your gums may recede, exposing your teeth root to the elements. Since the tooth root is not covered by enamel, it is more sensitive than the rest of your tooth.
How Often Do You Need to Get Your Teeth Professionally Cleaned?
The American Dental Association recommends getting a dental checkup appointment twice a year. During the appointment, we will examine your oral health and give you a professional cleaning.
People who are at risk of dental diseases may have to make more frequent visits to us, typically after every three or four months. These people include those with poor oral health, smokers, substance abusers, diabetics, and people with compromised immune systems and genetic issues.
Make sure you bring your medical and dental records to your appointment. To schedule a visit, call us at (469) 444-7919 today.