Unmask Your True Smile
One of the cornerstones of oral hygiene is regular dental cleanings, which help prevent dental issues and maintain a healthy mouth. Dr. Ambis and his dedicated team are committed to providing exceptional dental care to the residents of Ithaca and surrounding areas. With state-of-the-art technology and years of experience, our team helps patients create the foundation for a lifetime of excellent oral health.
What are Dental Cleanings?
Dental cleanings are professional dental procedures that focus on removing plaque, tartar, and stains from the teeth. While regular brushing and flossing at home are crucial, professional cleanings by a dental hygienist or dentist are necessary to ensure a thorough cleaning. Dental cleanings not only enhance the appearance of your smile but also play a vital role in maintaining optimal oral health.
What is Preventive Dentistry?
Preventive dentistry is the practice of caring for your teeth and gums to prevent dental problems before they arise. It emphasizes proactive measures to maintain oral health and prevent the onset of dental issues such as cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss. Regular dental cleanings are an integral part of preventive dentistry.
By encouraging routine dental cleanings and exams, Dr. Ambis aims to identify and address any potential oral health concerns early on. This proactive approach helps patients avoid more extensive and costly treatments in the future while ensuring long-lasting oral health.
What Happens at a Dental Cleaning?
During a dental cleaning appointment with Dr. Ambis, you can expect the following comprehensive steps to ensure your oral health is in optimal condition:
- Examination and Assessment: Dr. Ambis will carefully examine your oral health and discuss any concerns or symptoms you may have. This thorough examination may include the use of dental X-rays to identify any hidden issues and assess the overall condition of your teeth and gums.
- Plaque and Tartar Removal: With the expertise of a dental hygienist, plaque and tartar buildup will be skillfully removed from your teeth and gum line using specialized tools. This essential step prevents the progression of gum disease and tooth decay, promoting the longevity of your oral health.
- Deep Cleaning and Polishing: Once the plaque and tartar have been eliminated, your teeth will be professionally cleaned using gritty toothpaste and a high-powered electric toothbrush. This meticulous process effectively eliminates surface stains, revealing a smooth and radiant smile.
- Flossing and Rinsing: Thoroughly flossing between your teeth, the dental hygienist will ensure that all remaining debris and bacteria are removed from hard-to-reach areas. To conclude this step, we’ll provide a refreshing mouth rinse to leave your mouth feeling clean and revitalized.
- Fluoride Treatment (if necessary): Depending on your specific oral health needs, Dr. Ambis may recommend a fluoride treatment. This treatment strengthens the enamel and provides an added layer of protection against cavities and tooth decay.
- Educational Guidance: Throughout the cleaning process, the dental hygienist will offer valuable guidance and tips on proper brushing and flossing techniques tailored to your unique needs. Additionally, you’ll receive recommendations for oral care products that best support your oral health goals.