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Keeping up With Professional Teeth Cleanings

How often should you get a professional dental cleaning? The American Dental Association (ADA) highly suggests every six months. At Park Dental Wellness in Burton and Flint, MI, your dentist, Dr. Linda Park, urges her patients to keep up with this important recommendation. A little preventive care yields years of healthy smiles.

Your professional cleaning

At Park Dental Wellness, your hygienist will take care of your cleaning, X-rays, medical history update, and other details needed for Dr. Park. The cleaning itself consists of gentle scraping of tooth surfaces with small hand tools and ultrasonic cleaners.

This tooth scaling removes plaque and tartar, the cause of tooth decay, gum disease, and ultimately, tooth loss. Respected health organizations, such as the American Heart Association (AHA), maintain that a healthy mouth preserves systemic health and decreases harmful inflammation.

After she scales your teeth, your hygienist will floss them and polish them with special toothpaste and a rotary brush. You'll enjoy that fresh, squeaky clean feeling right away. Plus, you'll appreciate your hygienist's advice on how to improve your brushing and flossing at home.

For special concerns...

Park Dental Wellness in Flint, MI, is pleased to provide deep tooth scaling and root planing for patients who haven't been to the dentist recently. Gentle but thorough, deep cleaning removes more extensive plaque and tartar build-up.

Your dentist may advise a program of periodontal maintenance if your soft tissues show signs of gum disease. These more frequent cleanings and charting of gum pocket depth alleviate the infection and inflammation characteristic of periodontitis and help you achieve better oral and overall health.

Finally, Dr. Park offers laser gum treatments that clean out bacteria and debris from below the gum line. Laser light helps speed healing and re-attachment of loose gum tissue to tooth surfaces.

Clean, bright, and healthy smiles

That's the goal of professional teeth cleanings routinely performed at Park Dental Wellness. Why not contact your dentist, Dr. Linda Park, at her Flint and Burton, MI, office to schedule yours? If you're new to us, we would be honored to serve you with our full array of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental services. Phone us at (810) 742-5140.

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