Routine Cleaning | Jersey City, NJ Preventative Dentistry
Brushing and flossing at home play a significant role in regular dental care. Unfortunately, a toothbrush and floss won’t reach all the nooks and crannies inside your mouth.
When you schedule your regular biannual dental visits with the Essex Smiles team in Jersey City, NJ, you will undergo a routine cleaning or prophylaxis. The procedure removes harmful bacteria, food particles, plaque, and other oral debris that can leave your teeth and gums in an unhealthy state.
Why Routine Cleaning Is Necessary
Even if you brush your teeth as part of your regular cleaning habits, you could still develop adverse oral conditions from the bacteria in plaque, like gum disease or periodontal disease.
The bacteria colonies that create these diseases can collect above or below the gum line, causing inflammation. Over time, your body will respond to the inflammation by destroying the gum tissues and bone, leading to shifting teeth and eventual tooth loss.
Getting your teeth cleaned regularly at the dentist will keep your teeth and gums healthy and prevent gum disease onset in most cases. Periodontal disease is progressive. Though there is no cure, routine oral cleanings can slow deterioration.
Not only will the cleaning procedure eliminate harmful plaque buildup, but it will also remove surface stainings like coffee and tea. You’ll also experience fresher breath from the reduction of odor-causing bacteria.
Deep cleanings are needed when there is bone loss and gum inflammation. It involves scaling and root planing to remove plaque and tartar below the gum line to achieve a smooth root surface. Smooth root surfaces ensure that the surrounding bone and tissue heal well. A deep cleaning is usually done in quadrants.
For your comfort, local anesthetics are administered during this procedure.
Schedule Your Routine Cleaning Appointment Today
At the dental offices of Essex Smiles in Jersey City, NJ, we understand the role healthy gums and teeth play in every beautiful smile. Our routine and deep cleaning services will leave you smiling brightly and significantly reduce gum disease risks.
Contact our team today at (201) 653-2288 to book your next dental cleaning!