Teeth Cleaning

Pearl Dental Group

Dentists located in Baton Rouge, LA

Routine dental cleanings are some of the best things you can do for your teeth. Getting a cleaning and examination every six months with Andre Bruni, DDS, or Jessica Bruni, DDS, at Pearl Dental Group in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, removes built-up plaque and tartar before they cause problems like cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. To schedule a dental cleaning and keep your teeth looking and feeling their best, call the office or use the online booking tool.

Teeth Cleaning

What happens during a dental cleaning?

Before the team at Pearl Dental Group cleans your teeth, they perform an examination. A member of the practice inspects your teeth and gums to look for any concerns, including signs of disease or injury. They may also take X-rays, depending on how long it’s been and whether you’ve had recent dental problems.

After examining your teeth, a hygienist removes harmful plaque and tartar from your teeth using a small metal tool called a scaler. Then, the hygienist uses a high-powered electric toothbrush to deep clean your teeth and remove any remaining buildup, then flosses between your teeth. You may also receive a fluoride treatment, which keeps your enamel healthy between visits.

How often should I have my teeth cleaned?

Most people benefit from getting a teeth cleaning every six months, and dental insurance plans usually cover two cleanings a year. However, you may need additional cleanings to keep your teeth and gums in good shape. Your dentist works closely with you to determine the best cleaning schedule for your dental needs.

If you have gingivitis or gum disease, you may need to come into Pearl Dental Group more often for a periodontal (gum) cleaning to prevent plaque and tartar from building up. If you have periodontitis, a more serious form of gum disease, they may recommend a special deep gum cleaning called scaling and root planing. 

How do my teeth affect my overall health?

The health of your teeth and gums is closely linked to your overall health. Your oral health affects the rest of your body and provides clues to other health concerns.

Good dental hygiene, including regular cleanings at Pearl Dental Group, keep your teeth and gums healthy. Not only do cleanings prevent cavities and gum disease, but they can protect your overall health.

If you have uncontrolled bacteria in your mouth, you risk worsening other health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Infection in your mouth may spread to other parts of your body, including your digestive and respiratory tract.

Your mouth also provides a window into your overall health. The team at Pearl Dental Group may detect signs of disease, including oral cancer, during a routine cleaning and examination. With regular visits to the dentist, you can treat health problems before they become serious concerns.

To schedule a dental cleaning, call Pearl Dental Group or use the online booking tool.