Through dental cleaning, bacteria, plaque, and tartar will be removed from your teeth and gums. This procedure is crucial for maintaining optimal oral health.
Visiting your doctor regularly for check-ups and cleanings helps deal with bacteria buildup, cavities, and gingivitis. It can, most importantly, help prevent further dental decay issues like periodontitis or gingivitis (gum disease).
Different types of cleanings target various needs. During your consultation, Dr. Sunitsch will recommend an individualized plan with the best option for your case.
Prophylaxis is the most common type of dental cleaning. It’s the best option for someone who regularly visits their dentist and has healthy teeth and gums.
While similar to a regular dental cleaning, gross debridement focuses on removing extensive plaque build-up.
This could be the ideal treatment for people who last visited a dentist over a year ago. Gross debridement dental cleaning can also help detect issues that were not initially diagnosed.
This type is also known as deep dental cleaning. After numbing your gums, the doctor/hygienist will reach beneath them to flush out built-up bacteria and plaque. This treatment is intended for people with mild to moderate periodontitis.
Some of the benefits of routine dental cleanings and regular check-ups include:
As the American Dental Association (ADA) recommended, dental cleanings should be an integral part of your oral care.
Visiting your dentist for a regular check-up every six months or at intervals determined by Dr. Sunitsch (depending on your case) can help prevent further issues.
During a dental cleaning, your doctor will scale your teeth to remove plaque and tartar and polish them using a special paste. These procedures are usually painless and can take between 30 minutes to an hour.
Besides visiting your dentist regularly, we recommend scheduling an appointment if you notice the following symptoms:
- Teeth sensitivity
- Gum bleeding or soreness
- Bad breath even after brushing and flossing your teeth
- Difficulty swallowing or chewing
- Jaw pain
- Uneven bite
- Uneven teeth or unwanted gaps
During your regular check-up, Dr. Sunitsch might ask about your recent medical history and examine your mouth. Learning about your lifestyle and dietary habits could help to track down and diagnose dental issues. Also, reviewing your oral mucosa, teeth, and gums will help to rule out anything concerning dental conditions.
Maintaining a dental health routine can help prevent cavities, tooth loss, and bad breath. Some of Dr. Sunitsch's recommendations to achieve this are:
- Brush your teeth twice a day with the proper technique.
- Brush your tongue.
- Floss twice a day.
- Avoid sugary snacks.
- Brush your mouth after drinking coffee or smoking to prevent staining.
- Use fluoride toothpaste.
Pine Desert Dental offers dental cleanings and regular check-ups to help patients maintain optimal oral health and prevent oral decay. Dr. Zach Sunitsch and the Pine Desert Dental team can handle all your dental needs.
He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Oregon Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. We offer comprehensive dental services, including preventative care.
If you’d like to have a dental cleaning or regular check-up, call us at (541) 549-0109 or request an appointment online. You can also visit us at our clinic in Sisters, Oregon.