What do you do when you wake up and right before bedtime? If you said brushing and flossing your teeth, congratulations! Diligent at-home dental care is essential for maintaining optimal oral health. However, you still need to see a dentist at least twice annually to maintain that healthy, glowing smile. Routine dental cleanings at Jepsen, Murphy & Associates Dental in Westminster, Colorado, fill areas overlooked by home dental care.
All professional cleaning appointments in our office start with a dental exam. Our team physically inspects your mouth to look for signs of cavities, gum disease/bone support loss, oral cancer, misalignments, Sleep Apnea concerns, and other dental issues. We also use digital x-rays to examine the deeper structures in your mouth. If we find any problems, we’ll recommend a treatment plan to restore your oral health.
During cleaning, our dentist or dental hygienist uses a small tool to remove plaque and tartar (calculus) above and beneath the gum line. Once we eliminate the accumulated dental calculus, we floss and polish your teeth to remove any deposits and surface stains.
Depending on the condition of your teeth, routine dental cleaning should take an average of 60 minutes. Dental cleaning takes a short time, but the results are long-lasting. The procedure is also painless and doesn’t require anesthesia. However, if you have dental anxiety, don’t hesitate to talk to us about sedation dentistry for a worry-free dental experience.
Seeing your dentist every year isn’t just for fun. Professional cleanings at our office properly clean the “tricky spots” you might miss with a toothbrush. While you diligently clean your teeth at home, there are areas in your mouth you can’t access. Our dental team has the skills and tools to give you a thorough cleaning than what you do at home.
Dental cleanings promote oral health and overall well-being. These are the many benefits of standard teeth cleanings.
While dental cleanings are great for your teeth and gums, you must practice good oral hygiene at home for all-rounded dental care. Brush your teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Floss at least once daily, preferably before bedtime. Also, we recommend an antimicrobial mouthwash to complement brushing and flossing.
Due for a dental cleaning in Westminster, CO? Please call (303) 800-6884 to schedule an appointment with Jepsen, Murphy & Associates Dental. We can’t wait to help you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve.