Teeth Cleaning and Hygiene

A dental prophylaxis is a cleaning procedure performed to thoroughly clean the teeth.

Prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for halting the progression of periodontal disease and gingivitis.

prophylaxis teeth cleaning to avoid gingivitis
Man with toothache at dentist getting examined from dental assistant for gingivitis

The importance of good dental hygiene 

A healthy mouth begins with good oral hygiene. If you don’t take proper care of your teeth, it can lead to a variety of dental issues like tooth decay, periodontal disease, and bad breath. Periodontal disease is connected to serious medical conditions related to the heart, which means maintaining good oral health is essential to the health of your entire body.

Best practices for great dental hygiene

Let’s admit it, not everyone wants to come to the dentist as often as they do. But you could make your visits more of a breeze by following these simple best practices when it comes to dental hygiene:

  • Brush your teeth every day
  • Floss your teeth every day
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Use a mouth rinse after brushing your teeth
  • Avoid sugary foods and beverages
  • Visit your dentist for routine dental cleanings and checkups

Most importantly, stay consistant with the routine visits to the dentist for dental cleanings and checkups. By doing so, you will ensure to have your mouth as clean as possible so the risk of attracting gingivitis is low.

Become a new patient today

Here at Blue Ash Dental, we strive to provide the best possible care for our patients. We believe that your natural teeth are the best teeth that you can have. However, when the only option is tooth extraction, we are here to help ensure that your procedure and your recovery go smoothly as we can.

If you think that you might need a tooth extraction (or any other dental treatment), please feel free to contact us at Blue Ash Dental for further assistance. Furthermore, we encourage you to read our reviews so you can get a feed of how we treat our patients when they step into our office. If you would prefer, you can call our office at 513.891.8555 for more information about becoming a new patient.