Teeth Cleaning and Prevention

Teeth Cleaning and Prevention

To keep dental problems including gum disease, plaque, sensitivity, tooth decay, and cavities at bay, it is vital to give importance to teeth cleaning and prevention. Preventive dentistry is all about protecting your teeth and following dental hygiene practices to keep them strong and healthy.

Preventive dentistry includes your daily dental care routine (brushing, flossing, and rinsing) as well as visiting your dentist for biannual dental checkups and cleanings, and preventive treatments. Besides your daily dental hygiene habits, dental services including cleanings and checkups go a long way in preserving the strength and health of your teeth.

Preventive Dentistry Services

Our preventive dentistry services include:

  • Oral exams
  • Teeth cleaning
  • Sealants and other preventive treatments
  • X-rays to detect oral issues

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Teeth Cleaning and Prevention

Professional cleaning, also known as dental prophylaxis, is performed in the dental office to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. Teeth cleaning helps maintain oral hygiene and health, preventing tooth decay and cavities and stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease.

The main benefits of teeth cleaning and prevention include:

  • Plaque removal - The accumulation of tartar (also referred to as calculus) and plaque can result in serious gum problems. It is impossible to remove all the bacteria, debris, and deposits from the teeth and gum pockets at home. Professional dental cleaning using specialized dental equipment removes this potentially damaging buildup and halts its progression.
  • A healthier-looking smile - Plaque buildup can also affect the brightness of your teeth. Regular teeth cleanings will keep your teeth bright and strong.
  • Fresher breath - Plaque buildup can result in chronic bad breath (or halitosis). The removal of plaque, calculus, and bacteria using teeth cleaning procedures improves your breath and prevents the risk of halitosis.

Why Opt for Professional Teeth Cleaning?

Routine teeth cleanings and prevention checkups offer the following benefits:

  • Give you a whiter, brighter smile
  • Prevent gum disease - gingivitis and periodontitis
  • Help detect oral cancer in its early stages, thus aiding treatment
  • Prevent gum disease
  • Prevent the need for expensive dental treatments in the long run by identifying dental problems in their initial stages
  • Prevent bad breath
  • Prevent tooth decay and cavities

To schedule a consultation with our dental experts, call any of our offices in Livonia [at (734) 425-7888] or Ann Arbor [at (734) 888-8886] or book an appointment online. We're always happy to help our patients!


29522 Six Mile Rd, Ste A, Livonia, MI 48152

Phone: (734) 425-7888

Email: info@smileheredental.com

  • MON: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • TUE: Closed
  • WED - THU: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • FRI: By appointments only.
  • SAT: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • SUN: Closed
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3250 Plymouth Rd, Ste 102, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Phone: (734) 888-8886

Email: info@smileheredental.com

  • MON - TUE: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • WED - THU: Closed
  • FRI: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SAT: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • SUN: Closed
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