Let’s define what a Dental Cleaning is, and why it is necessary.
But first let me welcome you to one of the most advanced Teeth and Gum Health dental practices in the world. We at Artistic Dentistry of Atlanta are your physicians and nurses of your mouth. Our job is to utilize state-of-the-art technologies, medications and techniques to keep you as healthy as possible. And, beyond that, it is our job to educate you and show you how to stay healthy with the most advanced and effective dental home care tools and medications available anywhere.
I love the old saying, “ What have you got if you don’t have your health?” That simple question is the saying that drives us daily in our practice to create and maintain healthy teeth and gums both for and with our patients. After all, your mouth is the gateway to your overall health.
If you have bad breath, are trying to hide your smile because your teeth are stained, discolored and unhealthy, or your gums have that purple, or boggy, bleeding red look that makes you hold back from smiling, then you need a dental cleaning. All of those signs are warnings that you are unhealthy and that you are going to lose your teeth. Imagine a smile with no teeth?
And, not only might you lose your teeth, you may be increasing other health problems. A diabetic with gum disease cannot control their blood sugars as well and they will lose bone support four times faster than the average person. A dental patient with unhealthy teeth and infected gums may be at an increased risk for heart disease, strokes, cancers, pregnancy complications and osteoporosis challenges. If you have high blood pressure, diabetes, take cholesterol medications, have a family history of strokes or cancer, or are entering early menopause, then you need our help.
And, do you know why it is now, more than ever before, more exciting and rewarding to be a dentist, hygienist and dental team member? It is because we can help you live a longer, healthier, happier life. All we have to do, is work with you to keep your mouth healthy…… it’s really that easy. Yep, a healthier mouth….a longer, happier life!
So what is a dental cleaning? The goal for all dental cleanings is the same: interrupt the bad bugs (bacteria) that are causing the infections, cavities and bone loss. Sometimes we only have to clean and polish above the gums. That is an easier, less time consuming and, therefore, less expensive cleaning.
Some patients come to see us and they have advancing bacterial infection, both above and below the gums. They may or may not have a great deal of discoloration and teeth staining. To get these patients healthy again, it takes more time, more medication, more technology and energy. This type of cleaning obviously requires more visits, follow up and home care instruction. This type of cleaning, therefore, will cost more.
Please explore our gum care portion of our website and learn more about the technologies, tools, techniques and medications that we use to help you live a healthier, longer, happier life. At Artistic Dentistry of Atlanta, we simply love PINK gums.