Dental Cleanings in St. Paul, MN
Brushing and flossing your teeth daily is an important part of good oral hygiene. If you follow proper techniques, good home care can take you a long way in maintaining your smile. No matter how diligent your home care is, your toothbrush and floss cannot reach all areas of your teeth. Professional dental cleanings allow us to remove tartar and bacteria from beneath your gums and between your teeth where bacteria grow.
Routine Dental Cleanings
A routine dental cleaning twice to several times per year can keep your teeth and gums healthy. Our professional hygienists provide gentle and thorough dental cleanings that leave you with smooth, fresh teeth.
Regular cleanings are important in maintaining your oral health because it gives us an opportunity to evaluate your teeth and gums in detail. Combined with periodic oral evaluations, regular preventive care can help you avoid common conditions such as decay and periodontal disease.
Our hygienists use precision instruments to remove tartar and debris from the surfaces of your teeth. A professional polish removes surface stains and restores the appearance of your smile.
Our knowledgeable team will go over dietary guidelines, best oral hygiene practices, and products that can improve and maintain your oral health.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Without proper oral care, you may develop periodontal (gum) disease. Gum disease is a serious condition that affects your teeth, gums, and the health of your entire body.
Since periodontal disease is an infection, the symptoms include swelling, bleeding, pain, tooth mobility, pus, and sensitivity. The consequences of non-treatment can lead to tooth loss and have been linked to life-threatening illnesses.
The inflammation caused by having periodontal disease can affect your overall health and exacerbate certain medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory illnesses. Periodontal disease in pregnant women is linked to low-birth weight babies and pre-term birth.
Even if you have missed numerous dental appointments, our skilled hygiene team can help restore your health through focused dental cleanings that remove bacteria, infection, and tartar that irritates your gums.
Advanced periodontal disease can cause pocketing between your teeth and gums, creating a harbor for bacteria. Localized antibiotic treatments combined with periodontal cleaning appointments can assist your body in healing.
Your home care habits will play an important role in restoring your health. Our hygienists can go over techniques that maximize your oral care and recommend products to assist with effective healing.
We may recommend more frequent dental cleanings until your health gets back on track.
Contact Us Today to Schedule an Appointment
Whether you are on track with your oral hygiene or you have some catching up to do, we will customize your treatment to meet your needs. Contact Highgrove Dental Care to schedule your next appointment at our Saint Paul, MN dental office. Terry O’Neill, DMD, and our entire team look forward to supporting you in a lifetime of good oral health and overall wellness.