Keep Your Smile Healthy with a Routine Teeth Cleaning
If oral health conditions are left untreated, they can lead to costly restorative procedures, tooth loss, and other health concerns. Having your teeth cleaned biannually not only keeps your smile healthy, but can lessen the risk of developing serious health concerns. Dr. Byron J. Nordhus provides preventative care in our Wichita, KS, practice through a routine teeth cleaning in order minimize your risk of cavities, gum disease, and other conditions known to affect your overall health. At Nordhus Dentistry, our highly skilled hygienists use the latest technology to provide more comfortable and efficient cleanings. For patients with the early signs decay or infection, we can often provide conservative, effective cleanings to help restore your smile without the need for more invasive procedures.
The Importance of Biannual Cleanings
Although maintaining a healthy at-home oral hygiene regimen through brushing and flossing is important to the health of your smile, regular visits to our office are still vital to protect the long-term health of your smile. Having your teeth professionally cleaned by a skilled hygienist with advanced technology eliminates plaque and bacteria buildup between your teeth, along your gum line, and within the cusps of your teeth that dental floss and a tooth brush cannot remove. In addition, our hygienists can also help correct improper brushing and flossing techniques, as well as highlight areas that require extra attention and detail, minimizing your risk of cavities. With our advanced preventative care, you can avoid tooth loss and costly restorative procedures to rebuild and repair your smile.
What to Expect During Your Teeth Cleaning
Before your cleaning, one of our hygienists may take digital x-rays of your teeth and jaw for Dr. Nordhus to review during your examination. We typically take x-rays once a year, and will proceed with your regular cleaning once complete. Using special dental instrumentation, the hygienist will remove plaque buildup from the surface of each tooth and your gum line. She will then use a high-speed rotating brush and specialized toothpaste to polish your teeth and remove any additional bacteria. This toothpaste also helps to polish your teeth, smoothing dental surfaces to prevent bacteria buildups and brightening your smile.
Because your smile can affect your quality of life, self-esteem, and lifestyle, we are committed to helping you keep it healthy. You can protect your oral health by visiting one of our highly qualified hygienists for your routine cleaning.
Depending on the level of plaque buildup, the hygienist will clean between the teeth with either dental floss or a high-pressured water instrument. She may also recommend that you rinse with a fluoride treatment or apply sealants to the surface of your molars to help prevent the development of cavities. Once the hygienist has finished your professional cleaning, Dr. Nordhus will complete a thorough exam to ensure that no sings of decay or oral health conditions were missed.
Protect Your Smile
Because your smile can affect your quality of life, self-esteem, and lifestyle, we are committed to helping you keep it healthy. You can protect your oral health by visiting one of our highly qualified hygienists for your routine cleaning. For your convenience, you can contact us online or by calling 316-721-6730.