Professional Teeth Cleanings - What We Offer at Smiles by Design in Fairview Heights, IL

Professional Teeth Cleanings - What We Offer

Your Initial Visit

At your first appointment, our dentist will perform a comprehensive examination to determine the current state of your teeth and gums. Our dentist will also review your dental records, if any, as well as monitor your progress. They then will recommend which type of professional teeth cleaning is ideal for you.

Our Professional Teeth Cleanings

There are different types of teeth cleanings. When you visit our dental office, our dentist will perform a regular cleaning to eliminate any tartar and plaque buildup. However, you might need an additional or alternate cleaning depending on your current oral health. After your examination, our dentist will make suggestions on the other styles you can benefit from.

Here's a look at the different types of teeth cleanings we offer:

Regular Cleaning

A regular cleaning consists of our dentist eliminating stains, tartar and plaque from your teeth. For patients with gum health issues, our dentist may recommend more frequent visits for teeth cleaning.

Full Mouth Debridement

Our dentist will recommend this teeth cleaning procedure if a regular teeth cleaning won't work in your case. Full mouth debridement eliminates hard tartar and plaque from your teeth and gums.

Periodontal Maintenance

Our dentist will recommend periodontal maintenance after you have undergone a treatment, such as deep cleaning. Continuing maintenance of your oral health is essential as the recurrences of gum disease or plaque can occur. Additionally, periodontal maintenance removes tartar and plaque from below and above the gum line, deep cleans your teeth and is followed up by teeth polishing.

Deep Cleaning

Our dentist will suggest deep cleanings if you have certain symptoms, such as a buildup of tartar, plaque under the gums, bleeding gums, sensitive gums or deep gum pockets. Our dentist uses tools that properly target these dental issues.

Advantages of Our Teeth Cleanings

The teeth cleaning process is crucial for your overall oral health. Some benefits of our teeth cleanings are as follows:

Gum Disease Prevention

When gum disease spreads as a result of plaque, it may damage the bone support in the jaw. This situation results in loose teeth and, eventually, tooth loss. This is one of the many reasons why regular teeth cleanings are beneficial for your oral health.

Great Breath

Professional cleanings, as we already know, aid in maintaining your oral health. Good oral health means fresh breath and a beautiful smile.

A More Polished Smile

Tooth discoloration is typically caused by things like smoking, wine, tea and coffee. However, these stains can be prevented or reduced with the help of routine teeth cleanings.

Overall Wellness

Numerous studies have determined a link between overall health and oral health. Regular teeth cleanings performed by our dentist can help you on your journey to overall wellness.

Cavity Prevention

Plaque is one of the several reasons for tooth decay. If plaque is not removed regularly, the buildup could result in cavities and deterioration of the enamel.

How Often?

Depending on the current state of your oral health, our dentist will determine how frequently you should schedule an appointment for a professional teeth cleaning.

If you're due for a professional teeth cleaning and reside in the Fairview Heights, Illinois area, contact our team at Smiles by Design to schedule your appointment. Our dentist and staff will work hard to provide you with an outstanding and brilliant smile! Speak with a member of the team today by calling 618-233-6700.