Healthy Mouth Tips

When patients hear that it is recommended, they receive a dental cleaning every six months, they are often taken by surprise. We often hear that the patient thought that they only needed to have their teeth cleaned when their teeth feel dirty or once a year. The American Dental Association and C.S. Family Dental both recommend that you have your teeth cleaned every six months, and ever three months for patients with a history of gum disease. The reason a dental cleaning is recommended every six months is to make sure the teeth and gums are healthy.

It is important that you visit C.S. Family Dental in Denver, CO as often as needed to keep your teeth healthy. If you do not, you could suffer from gum disease or experience excessive tooth decay leading to tooth loss. It can be difficult to come back from gum disease and tooth loss, so we always recommend that you keep up with your dental cleanings, so that any issues can be addressed quickly.

C.S. Family Dental wants you to be able to smile in public and not be afraid to show off your teeth. We are here to make that possible for you and invite you to schedule a dental cleaning in our Denver, CO office today. We look forward to making your smile as bright as possible.

What to Expect at Your Dental Visit

Visiting the dentist can be an anxiety-inducing experience for some patients, especially if those patients have had negative experiences in the past. It is important that you know exactly what to expect when you do visit the dentist.

At C.S. Family Dental, we prepare you as much as possible for your checkup with us. During your checkup, you will receive a comprehensive exam that explores tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer, and any other issues that may be present. Our dentists can detect health problems such as diabetes, cancer, and vitamin deficiencies through your oral exam as well.

Our team will look for signs of plaque or tartar buildup and discuss it with you. Buildup of plaque leads to gum disease, so it is paramount that it is handled quickly.

Once the examination is complete, one of our dental hygienists will perform a cleaning on your teeth. During this cleaning, you can expect your teeth to be:

• Brushed
• Flossed
• Polished

In addition, our dental hygienist will remove ALL plaque and tartar from your teeth. If we notice that you are not brushing properly or you are missing some areas while brushing or flossing, we will work on your technique with you.

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What Will My Dental Cleaning Do for Me?

You may be wondering what a dental cleaning can do for you. Besides just cleaning the teeth, there are six key things that your cleaning can and will do. At C.S. Family Dental, we provide you with a full, comprehensive examination and cleaning, so that you can reap the benefits of healthy teeth and gums.

Eliminates Tooth Decay
Tooth decay happens and it can happen quickly, especially when there is a build up of plaque on your teeth. Plaque eats away at your tooth’s enamel and this leads to tooth decay and cavities. When left untreated, tooth decay can become a serious problem and lead to broken or loose teeth.

Stops Tooth Loss
You probably do not want to lose any of your teeth, but, without proper and regular cleanings, you can. Tooth loss is a serious issue, especially when you have tooth decay and gum disease. Over time, your teeth become loose and they fall out, meaning you only have a couple options to replace them.

Saves You Money
A mouth that suffers from gum disease and severe tooth decay is difficult to restore and costly too. Regular dental cleanings can help save you money over time and prevent you from having to have full mouth restoration services performed too.

Whitens Your Smile
A white smile is a pretty smile. Imagine being able to enjoy a beautiful smile. You can with regular dental cleanings. Over time, our teeth become yellowed or stained due to the foods and drinks we consume. Regular cleanings remove the build up and stains that tend to set it.

Better Smelling Breath
No one likes bad breath. With regular dental cleanings, you do not have to worry about bad breath. Bad breath is caused from tooth decay, poor oral hygiene, and food left stuck in your teeth. If you take care of your teeth, you do not have to worry about bad breath.

Improves Your Overall Health
Bad oral health can mean bad overall health and you are at greater risk for heart disease and other complications when your teeth are not healthy. Regular dental cleanings allow you to enjoy healthy teeth and better health overall.

Schedule Your Dental Checkup in Our Denver, CO Office

C.S. Family Dental wants to help you have a happy and bright smile. Regular dental checkups and cleanings can ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy. It is important for you to see your dentist every six months!

If you would like to schedule a dental checkup with C.S. Family Dental, call our Denver office now!