Teeth Cleanings

Teeth Cleanings Coral Gables, FL

Preventive care is a foundation of dentistry, Good dental or oral care is important to maintaining healthy teeth, gums and tongue. Oral problems, including: bad breath, dry mouth, gum pain, canker or cold sores, TMD, tooth decay, Bleed when brushing or thrush are all treatable with proper diagnosis and care. Dr. Peggy Alvarez-Penabad will check, diagnose and treat your current situation in order to help you prevent bigger problems in the future, that can occurs if they are not treated opportunely. If you wish to have optimum oral health for a lifetime please call our office today at (305) 548-8690 .

Dr. Peggy’s “Preventive” concept relays on two rigorous habits that should be adopted by all patients. First habit Home Oral Care and second habit: Professional Oral Care. The main purpose of these habits are to keep your  teeth and gums healthy throughout your entire life. Because preventing dental problems is always preferable and less expensive than solving them.

Home Oral Care: Spending the right amount of time engaged in appropriate home oral care is undoubtedly essential to helping minimize the risk of caries and periodontal disease. The ADA recommends the following regarding home oral care:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Clean between your teeth daily
  • Eat a healthy diet that limits sugary beverages and snacks
  • See your dentist regularly for prevention and treatment of oral disease

Professional Oral Care: Even if you brush and floss your teeth faithfully, it is important that you have your teeth professionally cleaned on a regular basis. After a thorough cleaning, your teeth will feel smooth and squeaky-clean, and they will probably look a lot brighter too. But professional teeth cleanings aren't done for looks alone.

Professional Oral Care: Even if you brush and floss your teeth faithfully, it is important that you have your teeth professionally cleaned on a regular basis. After a thorough cleaning, your teeth will feel smooth and squeaky-clean, and they will probably look a lot brighter too. But professional teeth cleanings aren't done for looks alone.

Why Do Your Teeth Need This Kind of Attention?

Essentially, it's because over time they tend to build up a layer of plaque (a sticky, bacteria-rich film) and hard deposits (called tartar, or calculus) that are very difficult to remove without special tools. When these deposits are allowed to remain on the tooth surfaces or below the gum line, they provide ideal conditions for bacteria to grow and multiply. The acids produced by some bacteria cause tooth decay and gum disease; if left uncontrolled, this can lead to inflammation and infection of the gums, and possibly influence systemic (whole body) diseases.

Dentists have a special term for preventive procedures like tooth cleaning: prophylaxis, from the Greek word meaning to protect or guard against. In this case, the focus is on preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Performed in conjunction with a routine dental examination, a professional cleaning can go a long way toward controlling these two common maladies. While your teeth are being cleaned, it's also a good opportunity to take a close look at your oral health in general and check for a few specific problems.