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When it comes to oral hygiene, deep cleaning of your teeth is an essential part of preventing decay and gum disease. Home care through daily brushing and flossing can remove most plaque and bacteria, but even meticulous care will not remove it all. At Converse Dentistry, we utilize ultrasonic cleaning techniques to give our patients a deep, thorough cleaning of their teeth for improved oral health.
Ultrasonic cleanings are one of the best ways to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth. The old method of scraping away tartar or calculus with sharp tools has its drawbacks. The enamel could be accidentally damaged, or the patient could experience discomfort. Ultrasonic cleanings use a tool that emits vibrations that cause plaque and tartar to fall away from the teeth without scraping. This allows us to give a deeper cleaning below the gum line and between teeth for a thorough removal of any substance that can lead to decay or disease.
When plaque is allowed to accumulate in hard-to-clean areas, problems will ensue. Decay and gum disease are directly linked to plaque and tartar that home care cannot always remove. Not only can these oral health problems lead to tooth loss, they can cause other health issues. Regular professional cleanings can improve your oral hygiene by eliminating plaque and tartar. They also help prevent gingivitis, periodontitis, and tooth decay. We recommend ultrasonic cleanings every six months for oral hygiene maintenance and more often for those with gingivitis or gum disease.
Routine oral hygiene visits to our office are one of the best defenses against gum disease and tooth decay. Most dental insurance plans cover your cleanings under preventive care, giving you access to an affordable option to maintain your oral health. Contact Converse Dentistry today to see if we accept your insurance plan and to schedule your next checkup and cleaning.