Teeth Cleaning

Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care -  - General Dentistry

Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Bethesda, MD

Professional teeth cleaning at Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care is one of the best ways to stay on top of your dental health. These regular visits allow the expert team of dental hygienists to thoroughly clean and brighten your teeth, warding off gum disease and tooth decay. To safeguard your dental health, call the Bethesda, Maryland, office today for your professional teeth cleaning. Or you can use the online scheduling tool to set up your appointment.

Teeth Cleaning Q & A

Why should I have my teeth professionally cleaned?

Regular teeth cleaning at Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care is your first line of defense when it comes to maintaining your oral health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta report that half of Americans over 30 have some degree of gum disease (periodontitis), which can threaten your overall dental health in significant ways, including the loss of your teeth.

Gum disease is progressive and starts with gingivitis, the inflammation along your gums caused by bacteria. Through professional teeth cleaning, your hygienist gets up under your gums and removes the harmful bacteria before they can do more damage.

Regular teeth cleaning is also a great way for the dental providers at Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care to monitor the health of your teeth.

Teeth cleaning also keeps your teeth white and bright, which is something to smile about.

What happens during a professional cleaning?

Teeth cleaning at Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care generally take less than an hour. During that time, your hygienist:

  • Examines your teeth
  • Removes plaque and tartar buildup
  • Cleans your teeth with gritty toothpaste
  • Flosses your teeth
  • Rinses your teeth
  • Applies a protective fluoride treatment

If it’s been a while since you’ve had X-rays done of your teeth, your dentist will recommend having them taken before or after your teeth cleaning so that they can check the internal health of your teeth.

How often should I have my teeth cleaned?

Typically, the dentists at Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care recommend getting your teeth cleaned professionally twice a year. This schedule will increase if you’re having a specific problem with tooth decay or gum disease that requires deeper cleaning.

How should I take care of my teeth in between cleanings?

While your professional teeth cleanings at Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care are a critical component of your overall dental health, the care you provide at home in between cleaning is equally as important. This means:

  • Brushing at least twice a day
  • Flossing once a day
  • Rinsing after cleaning your teeth or after meals

And if you want to maintain your newly cleaned and brightened teeth, you’d do well to avoid foods that stain, as well as habits like smoking, which can seriously discolor your teeth.

To schedule you teeth cleaning at Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care, please call or use the online booking tool to schedule your appointment.