Teeth Cleaning for Those in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Auburndale, Crystal Lake, Lake Wales & Surrounding Cities

teeth cleaning Good oral hygiene practices and a professional teeth cleaning by the dental hygienists at Walding and Associates help in fighting cavities and infections that can sometimes result in a dental emergency.

Prophylaxis is the term used for a dental cleaning service that is usually performed by a hygienist in a dentist office. Prophylaxis involves more than just cleaning teeth. It’s a preventative dental procedure used to clean teeth and help protect teeth and gums from decay and diseases. Typical cleaning procedures at Walding and Associates include the following and more:

  • The hygienist will do a quick physical exam of the teeth and gums with a dental probe
  • Ultrasonic scalers or other equipment are then used to remove plaque, tartar and stains
  • All tooth surfaces are cleaned and polished
  • All teeth are flossed
  • Topical fluoride is often applied

Many patients at Walding and Associates avoid potential dental emergencies because a hygienist or dentist has detected a dental problem such as a loose filling or an abscess during a regularly scheduled dental cleaning. Professional deep cleaning is so effective that’s it’s even one of the treatments used for treating diseases caused by inflammation from the build-up of plaque such as periodontal and gum diseases.

Walding and Associates supports the American Dental Association recommendations for teeth cleaning at home including brushing at a 45-degree angle to the gums for at least two minutes twice a day, replacing tooth brushes every three to four months and using fluoride toothpaste. Flossing should also be a regular part of any at-home teeth cleaning routine because it helps remove food particles and bacteria under the gum and between the teeth.

Don’t wait to take care of your teeth until you experience a dental emergency. Contact Walding and Associates today and schedule an appointment for an exam, x-rays and teeth cleaning at our dental office that’s located near your home or office in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Auburndale, Crystal Lake, Lake Wales or the surrounding cities.

 

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444 West Pipkin Road
Lakeland, FL 33803

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