Teeth Cleanings Specialist

Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Fulton, MD

Dental cleanings are very useful. That's why insurance plans almost always cover them. Regular checkups and cleanings are the top way to prevent cavities and to help your natural teeth last a lifetime. Schedule your regular cleaning today with Drs. Mahvash Zulfaghary and Zehra Asad by booking an appointment online or calling Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn in Fulton, Maryland.

Teeth Cleanings Q & A

What happens during a dental cleaning?

Dental cleanings begin with an exam. A dental professional at Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn visually looks at your gums and teeth, checking for any apparent abnormalities. X-rays may be considered if you're due for them.

After X-rays, the actual cleaning process starts. The dentist or hygienist will use a small instrument, called a scaler, to remove tartar and plaque from your teeth. Depending on the level of tartar buildup, this part of the cleaning process may take some time.

After the plaque and tartar buildup has been removed, the hygienist or dentist uses a unique, high-powered brush and polishing toothpaste to brush your teeth thoroughly. After the brushing, you receive a professional flossing. Finally, you may be given a fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth until your next visit.

How often should I go to the dentist for a teeth cleaning?

How often your teeth need to be cleaned varies from person to person. Some people might be able to go with the standard advice of every six months, while other people with specific issues may need more frequent cleanings. The American Dental Association, the nation's leading source of oral health information, advises talking with your dentist about your unique dental cleaning needs.

Even with routine procedures like dental cleanings, consulting with the dental experts at Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn about your situation is critical to receiving outstanding care.

Everyone has different needs, especially when it comes to his or her health. Meet your dental health needs by following a plan that's been designed just for you, not by following a general plan for the average person.

Can dental cleanings affect other aspects of my health?

Oral health is not separate from overall health. Your mouth is connected to your body, making oral health fundamental for good health.

According to the results of a 2016 study, regular dental cleanings could help reduce the risk of pneumonia. The belief is that dental cleanings cut back on the number of bacteria that enter your lungs.

Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions have also been tied to oral health. Regular dental cleanings, checkups, and conversations with your dentist are an integral part of maintaining good health.

If you can't remember the last time you had your teeth professionally cleaned, call Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn or schedule your appointment online.