Dental Cleanings in Pasadena
A twice-annual checkup and cleaning from the dental team at Sierra Smiles can help you and your loved ones maintain clean teeth and gums for a lifetime of healthy smiles. It’s a small commitment for a big return -- keep reading to learn why they’re so important, and what you can expect from your six month cleaning from the 77504 dentist.
Preventive Care Fights Plaque and Tartar
The quest for healthy teeth and gums is a long battle against plaque, the clear, sticky substance that you feel on your teeth when you wake up, or after a while of not brushing. It’s constantly forming on the tooth enamel, and when plaque isn’t thoroughly removed every day, it quickly turns into the hard, yellow stuff we know as tartar. In fact, plaque can develop into tartar in just 24 hours. Both substances contain the bacteria that causes gum disease and cavities.
So how do you help yourself fight off the excessive plaque that leads to tartar buildup? It’s simple with some routine preventive care steps.
- Brushing for the full two minutes, twice a day
- Flossing every single day
- Maintaining a balanced diet
- Visiting your dentist every six months as recommended
When you stay on top of your twice-annual checkups and cleanings at Sierra Smiles, we’ll check each and every one of your teeth for signs of decay, infection and other issues. Then, our hygiene team will thoroughly remove all plaque and tartar buildup from the surface or your teeth and around the gumline. And while we’re completing these routine steps of the cleaning, we’re also taking the time to notice any areas where cleaning could be improved -- and we will provide important advice to help you maintain better dental hygiene at home.
Special Considerations for Children
If you’re caring for a small smile, Sierra Smiles is equipped with special preventive measures to help protect his or her teeth from tooth decay. Children’s teeth are most vulnerable to cavities between the ages of six and 14, so enamel-strengthening fluoride treatments are necessary during this time. Additionally, dental sealants help shield the back teeth (the molars) from the acids and bacteria that cause cavities. Both treatments can be performed during your little one’s next routine checkup and cleaning at Sierra Smiles.
In addition to fluoride treatments and dental sealants, we are happy to provide education for children, the patients who need it the most. We want to put our littlest patients on the road to a long life full of healthy smiles -- and we know they need a little help developing the good dental hygiene habits to make it there.
Schedule Your Cleaning Today!
When was the last time you and your family visited the team at Sierra Smiles for a dental cleaning and checkup? If it’s been more than six months, please don’t wait another day. Remember that regular preventive care is absolutely necessary to enjoy decay-free teeth and healthy gums. Why don’t you schedule your checkup and dental cleaning in Pasadena TX?