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Routine Teeth Cleanings

Maintaining proper oral health standards is crucial. Poor oral hygiene can adversely impact daily living.
Dentist on Ridgeway advises patients to schedule regular check-ups and cleanings every four to six months.

Teeth Cleaning and Dental Exam Procedure

Cleaning & Flossing

We begin with a detailed cleaning, removing plaque and tartar around your gum line, followed by meticulous flossing to clear away remaining particles. For a final touch, we use a tooth polisher with an abrasive paste to give your teeth a smooth, shiny finish, helping prevent future plaque buildup until your next dental visit.
Step 01

Teeth Inspection

After cleaning your teeth, we use a metal probe and mirror to inspect for tooth decay, gum swelling, mouth sores, and redness. They'll also measure periodontal pockets; a depth over three millimeters may indicate gum disease.
Step 02

Dental X-Ray

We take dental x-ray images to check for issues under the gums. You'll bite on special plastic as the x-ray machine captures images of your teeth, roots, and jaw, helping to determine your oral care plan.
Step 03

Dental Exam

Using your dental x-rays, the dentist will check for bone loss or abnormalities under your gums. The exam includes assessing jaw alignment, teeth grinding, and screening for oral cancer.
Step 04

Dental Results & Advice

After your dental exam, the dentist will explain your oral health status and recommend next steps. This might include booking a follow-up procedure or actions to take for dental hygiene at home.
Step 05

5 Ways to Maintain Your Daily Oral Health


Brushing your teeth twice a day

Make sure to brush your teeth in the morning and before bed for at least two minutes each time. Use a fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush.


Floss Daily

Flossing gets rid of food and plaque between your teeth, where your toothbrush can't reach. It's important to floss once a day to keep your gums healthy.


Eat Healthy Foods

Eating lots of fruits, vegetables, and dairy products can help protect your teeth. Try to avoid sugary snacks and drinks that can lead to cavities.


Visit the dentist regularly

You should see your dentist for cleanings and check-ups at least twice a year. They can spot problems early and help keep your mouth healthy.


Use Mouthwash

Swishing with mouthwash can help reduce plaque, prevent or reduce gingivitis, and freshen breath. Remember, it's not a substitute for brushing or flossing, but it's a good addition to your daily oral health routine.

Contact our office to arrange your forthcoming check-up and cleaning with our dental experts.

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