A professional dental cleaning is an important part of routine preventive care at Harford County Dentistry and can play a role in the longevity of your natural smile. Following ADA guidelines, Dr. Melissa Elliott recommends that patients visit her Bel Air, MD cosmetic dentistry office for a routine preventive care visit at least twice a year.
While good oral hygiene at home is also important, your dental hygienist can reach tooth surfaces that are often missed with daily tooth brushing or hard to reach. While cleaning your teeth, we can also look for any signs of a tooth cavity or damage that can be more easily addressed in the early stages.
If problems do exist, we may recommend additional visits in order to maintain optimal dental health. Keeping your smile clean and healthy benefits both your oral and overall health.
If you are searching for a pediatric dentist in Bel Air, MD, consider Dr. Melissa Elliott. As a family dentist, Dr. Elliott treats patients of all ages. Our staff can help patients of all ages learn practical techniques for brushing and flossing for improved oral health. At home, brushing and flossing at least twice a day can help keep your teeth clean in between professional cleanings.
Why are Dental Cleanings so Important?
The purpose of regular teeth cleanings is to remove the build up of plaque and tartar. If these substances are left on your teeth, they can cause dental health issues such as gum disease and tooth decay. Even if you maintain a strict oral hygiene routine, it is important to have your teeth regularly professionally cleaned since a skilled hygienist can reach places on your teeth where a toothbrush and floss cannot.
Routine teeth cleanings and dental examinations also allow us to identify problems in the earliest stages for the most conservative treatment options. Dr. Elliott will screen for cavities, gum disease and bleeding gums, TMJ disorders and oral cancer at your dental cleaning in her Bel Air, MD dentist office. She offers many dental treatments to treat any problems you may have.
What to Expect
Our highly trained and experienced dental hygienists at Harford County Dentistry near Bel Air, MD will perform a very thorough dental cleaning. Our hygienist will help you feel relaxed and calm before treatment and will answer any questions you may have. We allow time to talk about any concerns or anxiety you may be feeling.
Using specialized dental tools, and a gentle technique, the hygienist will thoroughly clean all surfaces of the teeth and gums. Professional dental cleanings help to eliminate disease-causing bacteria. Patients who receive bi-annual dental cleanings enjoy cleaner, whiter, healthier smiles. Most patients experience little to no discomfort during their cleaning and enjoy a fresh, clean feeling after treatment.
Schedule a Dental Exam Today
Looking for a dentist in the Bel Air, MD or Fallston, MD area? Dr. Elliott is currently accepting new patients! Contact our office or schedule an appointment online. We look forward to meeting the oral health and cosmetic needs.