Care for Your Smile
Dental Cleanings & Hygiene in Bardstown
If you want to keep your smile healthy, it’s important to clean your teeth properly by brushing and flossing regularly, and by seeing the team at Walton Family Dentistry for regular, six-month teeth cleanings and preventative dentistry.
Learn more about dental cleanings and hygiene in Bardstown below, or contact us now if you’re overdue for a teeth cleaning.
Maintaining Proper Oral Hygiene
Preventing issues like cavities and gum disease starts at home, with proper oral hygiene. To care for your mouth properly, you need to make sure that you are brushing your teeth for at least 2 minutes twice per day, using a fluoridated toothpaste.
You also need to floss every day. Brushing alone is not enough to remove food particles, bacteria and plaque from between your teeth, so make sure you’re flossing regularly.
In addition, you should do your best to avoid a diet that’s high in sugar and simple starches, minimize snacking, and reduce your consumption of sugary beverages like sweet tea and soda which can contribute to tooth decay.
Regular, six-month teeth cleanings from the team at Walton Family Dentistry are also critical for maintaining your oral health, and ensuring you’re cleaning your teeth properly.
The Importance of Regular Teeth Cleanings
Getting cleanings every six months from the team at Walton Family Dentistry is important for a number of reasons.
- Keep your smile bright – Teeth cleanings are a great way to keep your smile bright. Your dental hygienist will be able to remove pesky plaque and tartar, which is difficult or even impossible to remove on your own. They will also buff and polish your teeth to remove surface stains and keep your smile beautiful.
- Catch gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral issues early – After your teeth cleaning, Dr. Michael Walton will examine your mouth to check for signs of any potentially concerning issues, like tooth decay, loose dental work, or gum disease so they can be promptly addressed.
- Get advice about how you can improve your oral health – After your appointment, you can get tips and advice from Dr. Walton about your oral health and what steps you can take to improve it, such as flossing more regularly, switching to an electric toothbrush, or addressing issues like teeth grinding (bruxism).
What to Expect From Dental Cleanings
The cleaning process is quite simple. First, to get a better sense of your overall oral health, your dental hygienist will perform a basic oral examination to identify any issues that could interfere with the rest of the appointment.
Next, your hygienist will scrape away plaque and tartar from your teeth. Once this process has been completed, they will use a powerful electric toothbrush and a gritty toothpaste to buff and polish your teeth. Finally, your teeth will be flossed to remove any remaining plaque or food particles. Your hygienist will meet with Dr. Michael Walton to discuss any potential oral health concerns. Then, Dr. Walton will examine your mouth, and check for issues like cavities and gum disease.
Schedule Your Next Teeth Cleaning Now
If you’re in Bardstown and are overdue for a cleaning, Walton Family Dentistry is a great choice. Dr. Michael Walton and our team of dental hygienists are here to help, and we’re always accepting new patients. To get started, just contact us at (502) 350-1151, or stop by our office at 121 S. Salem Drive, Bardstown, KY 40004.