Professional Cleanings With Your Orland Park Dentist
If you think keeping a healthy smile is hard work, you should know that good oral hygiene habits at home can be the difference between optimal oral health and a lifetime of complicated dental problems. But even the most conscientious brushing and flossing must be combined with routine professional dental cleanings to ensure a consistently healthy smile.
Orland Park dentists, Dr. Brian Walczak and Dr. Robert Standford, are proud of the long-lasting relationships they have built with our patients by consistently delivering excellent oral health care. They want you to feel comfortable returning to the important maintenance visits like cleanings, and our team will always take any extra steps needed to put you at ease and help you feel like you're part of our family.
Importance of Professional Cleanings
Routine professional cleanings help us ensure that your family’s teeth stay healthy and disease free. When it comes to dental care, an ounce of prevention is definitely can definitely go a long way!
Untreated problems like gum disease can lead to serious oral health problems like tooth loss and chronic inflammation. But more evidence is showing that gum disease is related to health problems associated with your entire body, like diabetes, heart disease, strokes, and pregnancy complications.
Types of Dental Cleanings
No matter how meticulous you are with your oral hygiene, you still need routine dental cleanings to get your teeth as healthy as possible. If your teeth are healthy and free of disease, we will perform a preventive cleaning. Our dental hygienist will gently remove plaque and tartar from your teeth that you cannot remove with brushing and flossing alone. Twice-yearly preventive cleanings help us stay one step ahead of gum disease and all the problems it can create.
If you have advanced gum disease, we will recommend scalings or deep cleanings. This involves the removal of plaque and tartar that have accumulated below the gum line in conjunction with the smoothing of any exposed root surfaces. This makes it more difficult for bacteria to adhere to the tooth in the future.
Gentle Skilled Care
The team at Orland Oaks Dental wants to do everything possible to help you feel positive about maintaining routine appointments for regular dental cleanings. We understand that you may be apprehensive, but you can count on our gentle, caring hygienists to take the time to get to know you and ensure that you have the most comfortable experience each time you visit us.
Routine cleaning appointments are the perfect time to let us know if you have questions about managing your oral health at home. We believe in patient education because we know that informed patients enjoy healthier smiles and fewer dental problems. And that's exactly where you want to be!
Please call our Orland Park dental office and one of our helpful team members will help you arrange an appointment for your next dental cleaning and exam.