Oral hygiene: teeth cleaning, gum care, tongue scraping

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Oral hygiene is an essential aspect of our overall health and well-being. Our mouth is the gateway to our body, and maintaining good oral health is crucial to prevent the onset of several health conditions, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Taking care of our teeth, gums, and tongue is essential to keep our mouth clean and healthy. However, it is essential to note that maintaining good oral hygiene involves more than just brushing your teeth. In this article, we will discuss the importance of teeth cleaning, gum care, and tongue scraping, and why it is vital to seek professional help for the same.

Teeth cleaning is the process of removing plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on the teeth and can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Tartar is hardened plaque that cannot be removed with regular brushing and flossing and requires professional cleaning. Regular teeth cleaning is necessary to maintain good oral health and prevent dental problems such as cavities and gum disease. Learn more

Gum care is another crucial aspect of oral hygiene. The gums are the soft tissue that surrounds and supports the teeth. Neglecting gum care can lead to gum disease, which can cause inflammation, bleeding, and eventually, tooth loss. Regular brushing and flossing can help prevent gum disease, but it is also essential to have regular dental checkups to detect and treat any gum problems.

Tongue scraping is a practice that involves using a special tool to remove the buildup of bacteria, dead cells, and food particles on the tongue’s surface. This buildup can cause bad breath, and regular tongue scraping can help improve oral hygiene and prevent bad breath.

While regular brushing, flossing, and tongue scraping can help maintain good oral hygiene, it is essential to seek professional help for a thorough cleaning. A professional dental cleaning involves the use of specialized tools and techniques that can remove plaque and tartar buildup that cannot be removed with regular brushing and flossing. A dentist can also detect and treat any oral health problems early, preventing them from progressing into more serious issues.

It is recommended to have a dental cleaning every six months or as advised by your dentist. During a dental cleaning, the dentist or dental hygienist will examine your teeth and gums and perform a thorough cleaning using special tools to remove plaque and tartar buildup. They will also polish your teeth to remove any surface stains and give you tips on how to improve your oral hygiene routine.

It is crucial to seek professional help for your oral hygiene needs to ensure that you are getting the best care possible. A dentist has the training and expertise to detect and treat any oral health problems and can provide personalized recommendations to improve your oral hygiene routine. They can also provide advice on diet and lifestyle changes that can help improve your oral health.

In conclusion, maintaining good oral hygiene is essential for overall health and well-being. Regular teeth cleaning, gum care, and tongue scraping are crucial to prevent dental problems and maintain good oral health. While regular brushing, flossing, and tongue scraping are important, it is essential to seek professional help for a thorough cleaning and to detect and treat any oral health problems early. Visiting a dentist regularly can help ensure that you are getting the best care possible and can help you maintain good oral health for a lifetime. Explore more

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Tess
Tess
April 15, 2023
Wow I genuinely had fun at my cleaning!! Dr. T was very thorough, engaging, and fun. This clinic was recommended to me by my cousin and I totally see why.
Chelsey Meise
Chelsey Meise
May 17, 2022
This dentist is so good that I choose to go here despite being out of my insurance network. I had previously gone to another dentist in Cherry creek who kept performing expensive treatments that didn’t help. After my first visit at midtown dental, they resolved my issue. Their staff is incredibly kind, patient, and transparent.
Lizzie Crough
Lizzie Crough
September 16, 2021
We've been going to Midtown Dental for close to 10 years. Dr. T and his team are our favorites! Having two young girls who were not particularly excited about going to the dentist, they were made to feel incredibly comfortable and now actually look forward to going to the dentist!!! Thanks Midtown Dental!
Sara Teklehaimanot
Sara Teklehaimanot
July 28, 2021
This place is amazing! I love having Dr. T as my dentist! He does his job well and you can tell he enjoys his career because he gives ongoing advice to his patients and he's such a blast to talk too. I also love having Lindsay as my hygienist. She is awesome! Great dental office FOR SURE.
D R
D R
July 22, 2021
Our family has been going to Midtown Dental for years. The staff and the dentists are all very welcoming and kind. Doctor Tim Guittierez and all of the dental assistants are attentive and wonderful with our young son. We highly recommend Midtown Dental to everyone!
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guadalupe rodriguez
July 21, 2021
I really love the way all the stuff are and my Dr,T, he is very professional thank you all
Jill Fattor
Jill Fattor
July 14, 2021
I have been going to Midtown Dental for about 8 years. I always love the dental hygienists. My mom was a hygienist so I have been spoiled my whole life with a great hygienist (totally bias). I love the hygienists at Midtown. I had a great cleaning today. They use the ultrasonic water to get the plaque off which is super comfortable. They are thorough. This is a down-to-earth place which is super friendly and professional staff. Covid Protocols are in place, which made me feel comfortable. Insurance was billed and my whole experience was smooth.
Kristi Schliewe
Kristi Schliewe
July 14, 2021
The hygienists are always gentle and ensure you feel comfortable throughout the cleanings. Dr. T is absolutely fantastic. He is thorough, does a great job making himself available or any questions, and he has a great sense of humor. I cannot recommend this dental office highly enough.
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