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4805 Highland Knolls Rd, Suite 300 Rogers, AR 72758

Dental Cleaning Rogers, AR

Dental CleaningsAn Overview

Dental cleanings help to keep your teeth and gums viable and healthy for a lifetime. It is a general dentistry service that everyone should have done. Patients of all ages should have their teeth cleaned at least once every six months. Routine dental cleanings can prevent tooth decay and keeps gum disease-causing bacteria in check.

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Professional teeth cleanings are just as important for your oral health as daily brushing and flossing. During your routine dental cleanings, our hygienist may make personal recommendations on how to improve your at-home oral hygiene routine or recommend an antibacterial rinse to help keep your smile healthy if you have chronic gum disease.

Dr. Heather Adams’ dentist office provides patient-focused dentistry built around the needs and health of your smile. Our entire dental care team is committed to helping our patients enhance and maintain their best oral health through modern, high-quality dentistry. We offer age-appropriate hygiene advice for maintaining oral health between visits.

Does your bad breath hang on past that morning tooth brushing?

Bad breath upon waking is normal. In most cases, brushing and flossing in the morning will restore normal conditions, and resolve “morning breath”. However, bad breath that lingers or is unnoticed may indicate an underlying health issue.

A thorough dental cleaning can remove plaque build-up that can allow bacteria in your mouth to multiply and cause consistent bad breath. Regular preventive care visits can also help maintain optimal oral health and fresh breath!

Patients may also notice lingering bad breath if they have a virus or throat infection. For example, strep throat can often cause a distinct breath odor that will go away after treatment with antibiotics. Halitosis can also occur as a result of cigarette smoking, and certain medications that cause dry mouth, and mouth breathing.

There are situations when consistent bad breath can indicate an underlying general health problem. Gum disease, especially if it has been untreated for some time, can cause halitosis. Gum disease causes the decay of healthy gum tissue and the presence of high levels of bacteria in your mouth. Schedule a preventative dental care visit with Dr. Adams today.

Dental Cleanings What to Expect

Our dental hygienists are highly skilled and caring professionals who provide thorough teeth cleanings with a gentle hand. Our hygienists do all they can to ensure that you are comfortable and prepared for your dental cleanings. They will talk you through your procedure and answer any questions you may have about your oral health.

Using special tools, the hygienist will gently scrape away built-up tartar and plaque from all surfaces of the teeth. Dental cleanings are one of the most effective preventative procedures for maintaining the health of your smile.

Patients of all ages benefit from routine dental cleanings. Beginning at the age of 1, the ADA recommends that patients receive two dental cleanings a year for optimal oral health. Young patients can learn how to care for their smile and our team can monitor oral development, making any necessary recommendations for early intervention that can support normal speech and oral structure.

Dr. Adams invites patients of all ages to enjoy the benefits of preventative dentistry at our Rogers, AR dentist office. To schedule a routine dental cleaning for you and your family members, contact our office at (479) 323-3011 or request your next appointment using our online form.

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Dental Cleanings FAQs

Does a dental cleaning hurt?

In most cases, a simple teeth cleaning and polishing should not hurt. Especially if you take good care of your teeth and gums at home. Following an at-home oral hygiene routine that includes daily flossing and brushing will make your teeth cleanings very simple and pain-free. However, if you have not visited the dentist in a while, you may experience some discomfort or sore gums after your appointment. This is simply because the hygienist will need to remove more plaque and tartar buildup than normal and may need to use a little more force.

How often should my children come in for a teeth cleaning?

Children should start coming to see Dr. Adams when their teeth begin to erupt or by age 1. They will receive a simple tooth cleaning at their appointments. They should continue to visit our dentist office every six months just like you for regular teeth cleanings. This is the best way to prevent teeth cavities.

How can I keep my teeth healthy in between my regular teeth cleanings?

Your at-home oral health care routine is very important. Some basic tips to keep your teeth and gums healthy include: using a toothpaste with fluoride, brushing your teeth at least two times a day, and flossing at least once a day. Also, these additional steps will help keep your teeth extra clean: using an electric toothbrush, avoiding any kind of tobacco, limiting the amount of sugar you consume, and eating an overall healthy diet.