Smile Philosophy Dental Care is a longtime New Orleans best dentist. Our dental cleanings as well as periodontal cleanings. Dental cleanings are highly important to keeping a healthy mouth and teeth. Our New Orleans best dentist can perform a teeth cleaning and get into the crevices of the teeth where bacteria lies and can cause cavities. Cavities can result in the need for fillings or missing teeth if they become too decayed.
Cavities can also lead to gum disease and other dental ailments. A teeth cleaning is different from a periodontal cleaning. Teeth cleaning is a routine procedure in which our dentist uses special tools to get in between teeth and gums to clean and scrape off tartar and plaque. A periodontal cleaning is a special kind of cleaning that is done to clear the pockets under the teeth of bacteria. Bacteria can build up in the pockets and can cause gum disease, which can result in loss of teeth. Pockets that have gone under 4mm will require a periodontal cleaning. Once the bacteria is cleaned out, the teeth are much healthier. Bacteria multiply daily, that’s why it’s so important to both brush and floss daily. Call our New Orleans best dentist today for more info.
Our New Orleans best dentist will start the cleaning a short exam, upon which we will then proceed to perform the cleaning, which can take about 30 minutes to an hour, if more cleaning is needed. Afterwards the teeth will be free of plaque and tartar. We encourage patients to brush and floss properly to always keep plaque and tartar off of teeth, and to ward off tooth decay. Call Smile Philosophy Dental Care today for the best in teeth cleaning and periodontal cleanings as well as children’s dental services, today.