Professional Cleanings With Your Orland Park Dentist
A thorough at-home oral hygiene routine can make the difference between great oral health and a lifetime of complicated dental problems. You may already be doing a great job brushing and flossing, but you need to combine this with regular 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.
Skilled Care with a Gentle Touch
The team at Orland Oaks Dental wants you to feel good about making and keeping appointments for regular dental cleanings. Our hygienists are not only caring and gentle, they also know how to make sure you are completely comfortable each time you visit.
During your cleaning, your hygienist will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding proper oral hygiene techniques. We believe in patient education because we know that when you are informed, you will realize that dental cleanings are a vital step in keeping your family's teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime.
Dental cleanings are a vital treatment if you want to ensure your family's oral health and prevent gum disease and other dental problems from developing in the first place. Please contact our Orland Park dental office and a friendly team member will help you set up your next appointment for a dental cleaning and exam.