Teeth Cleaning

Jayshree Sawhney, DDS -  - Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Cranford Dental Arts

Jayshree Sawhney, DDS

Cosmetic & Family Dentistry located in Cranford, NJ

The best way to avoid costly dental work may be regular teeth cleanings, which remove built-up plaque and tartar and brighten your smile. Cleanings also give your dentist a chance to detect and treat problems with your teeth and gums before they become serious. Jayshree Sawhney, DDS, and the trusted dentists at Cranford Dental Arts in Cranford, New Jersey, provide teeth cleanings to keep your mouth in top shape. To schedule an appointment, call or use the online booking tool.

Teeth Cleaning

Why are regular teeth cleanings important?

Many dental problems are preventable and result from built-up plaque and tartar. It’s important to control bacteria at home by brushing and flossing, but there’s a limit to what at-home dental hygiene can do.

Regular professional cleanings with specialized tools at Cranford Dental Arts remove buildup and stains that you may not be able to tackle at home. They’re the best way to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy. In addition to improving your dental health, this thorough cleaning results in a brighter smile.

Teeth cleanings also give your dentist an opportunity to examine you for dental and oral health issues. This includes taking X-rays using modern low-dose digital radiography equipment, looking for early signs of decay and gum disease, and checking to see if any of your restorations and cosmetic work need replacement. 

Do teeth cleanings hurt?

Teeth cleanings aren’t supposed to be painful. However, if you’ve been avoiding going to the dentist, in part because you’re worried it’ll hurt, an overdue dental cleaning may cause some discomfort.

Your teeth and gums become more sensitive if you’re not used to brushing and flossing. You’re also likely to have more buildup, which requires an extra-thorough cleaning.

The good news is that once you make dental care part of your routine, cleanings cause little-to-no pain. The team at Cranford Dental Arts is dedicated to providing gentle care and helping you feel comfortable. They’d like to get you on the path to good dental health and hygiene.

How do I keep my teeth healthy between appointments?

Regular teeth-cleaning appointments are an important part of keeping your teeth healthy. Most people benefit from a cleaning every six months, though your dentist may recommend more frequent cleanings if you’re at risk of gum disease and other complications. You also need to take good care of your teeth at home between appointments. 

The team at Cranford Dental Arts recommends brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day. You may also benefit from using an antibacterial mouthwash and rinsing your mouth with water after meals. The staff is happy to provide guidance on proper oral hygiene.

The foods you eat can contribute to bacterial growth, and it’s easier to keep your teeth clean if there’s less plaque and tartar to begin with. Focus on nutritious foods, and keep sugars and starches to a minimum.

Schedule a teeth cleaning at Cranford Dental Arts by calling or using the online booking tool.