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Dental Cleanings for Optimal Oral Health


At Portland City Dental, we offer a wide range of dental solutions to remedy various oral health issues, from tooth decay to gum disease, oral infections, and others. However, did you know that most of these problems can be easily avoided? Many dental issues that affect people are caused by poor oral hygiene, and thus can be prevented by good oral hygiene practices such as teeth cleanings. The cleanings can include daily cleaning at home, or regular dental cleanings performed during dental visits.

At-Home Dental Cleanings


Regular teeth cleaning at home is one of the best ways of maintaining proper oral hygiene, and consequently, optimal oral health. At-home cleaning is achieved through:
•  Regular brushing at least twice a day, or even better, after every meal.
•  Regular flossing at least once a day.
•  Rinsing your mouth using mouthwash.

The at-home dental cleaning solutions help to get rid of plaque (which contains oral bacteria) and food particles stuck in your mouth after eating. This helps to prevent the interaction of bacteria with food particles, which can result in several dental health problems, including gum disease.

Professional Dental Cleaning Solutions


While at-home teeth cleaning is an effective way of maintaining optimal oral health, it might not work sometimes. Over time, plaque can build up in your mouth and harden into hard-to-get-rid of tartar. This usually happens due to poor oral hygiene (for example, failing to brush, floss, and rinse) or improper cleaning techniques. Fortunately, professional dental cleaning solutions can help to supplement the benefits of your at-home cleaning, thus ensuring optimal oral health.

Professional dental cleaning usually involves:
•  Regular cleaning. This is offered during regular dental visits (at least once after every six months). It involves the removal of plaque, tartar, and food particles that have stuck on and between your teeth. Regular dental cleaning can also involve the removal of teeth stains, as well as cleaning of any dental appliances you might be wearing, for example, dentures.
•  Deep cleaning. Deep cleaning is an advanced dental cleaning solution that is used as a treatment solution for serious dental issues caused by poor oral hygiene, for example, gum disease. It can also be used as a preventative treatment when your oral hygiene is in a poor state, thus increasing the risks of potential dental health problems. Deep cleaning involves scaling (scraping) the roots of the teeth to get rid of tartar that has accumulated on them. The roots are then polished to make it harder for plaque and tartar to attach again. This procedure is commonly referred to as scaling and root planning.

Importance of Regular Professional Cleanings


Regular professional cleaning helps to get rid of plaque and tartar, which reduces the risk of a bacterial infection that could otherwise cause problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and others. It can also offer several other benefits such as:
•  Removal of stains during the procedures, thus helping to give you a brighter and more natural-looking smile
•  Detection of early signs of dental health problems (tooth decay, gum disease, fractures, worn out teeth, oral cancer, etc.)

At Portland City Dental we are committed to ensuring your optimal oral health by offering you the best dental care. Call us today at (503) 867-8124 to schedule an appointment.

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