Dental Cleaning Specialist

Charlotte Dental Esthetics

Vaibhav Bajaj, DMD, MPA

General & Cosmetic Dentist located in Charlotte, NC

Dental cleanings are very useful. That's why insurance plans almost always cover them. Having professional dental cleanings twice a year is the best way to prevent tooth decay, cavities, and to keep your gums healthy. Are you overdue for a dental cleaning? Let Vaibhav Bajaj, DMD and the team take care of your teeth. Schedule your cleaning online or call Charlotte Dental Esthetics in Charlotte, North Carolina today.

Dental Cleaning Q & A

What should I expect during a dental cleaning?

Dental cleanings begin with a quick exam. Dr. Bajaj visually looks at your gums and teeth, checking for any apparent abnormalities. X-rays may be considered if you're due for them.

The actual dental cleaning process begins after your X-rays. Dr. Bajaj’s hygienist uses a small metal tool with pointed ends to remove harmful plaque and tartar from your teeth. Depending on the level of tartar buildup, this part of the cleaning process may take some time.

Once the plaque and tartar buildup has been scraped off, the hygienist brushes and polishes your teeth using a high-powered brush and special toothpaste. The brushing is followed by a professional flossing. Lastly, you might receive a fluoride treatment to help protect your oral health between office visits.

How often should I schedule a teeth cleaning?

The frequency of your dental cleanings is unique to you. The usual recommendation is twice a year, but people with specific dental problems may need to schedule more frequent cleanings. The American Dental Association recommends discussing your personal dental cleaning needs with Dr. Bajaj.

Even with routine procedures like dental cleanings, consulting with Dr. Bajaj and the team at Charlotte Dental Esthetics about your situation is a critical part of receiving outstanding care.

Everyone has different needs, especially when it comes to his or her health. Your best approach for dental care is to follow a plan that's designed just for you, not one that's designed for the average person.

Can dental cleanings affect other aspects of my health?

Oral health is not separate from overall health. Given that your mouth is connected to the rest of your body, oral health is essential to good health.

A study published in 2016 indicated that routine dental cleanings might reduce the risk of pneumonia. The theory is that dental cleanings cut back on the number of bacteria that enter your lungs.

Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions have also been connected to oral health. Routine dental checkups and cleanings, along with discussions with Dr. Bajaj, all play a role in maintaining excellent health.

If you can't remember the last time you had your teeth professionally cleaned, call Charlotte Dental Esthetics or schedule your appointment online.

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