In order to have a clean, healthy, and strong oral cavity, you need to attend regular dental cleanings, and Dr. Gilbert Fernandez strongly recommends attending these appointments every six months.
During your dental cleaning in Albuquerque, New Mexico, your dentist or hygienist will first scrape the surfaces of your teeth to eliminate the plaque that continues to grow. This is a very beneficial technique because the plaque is extremely harmful to your oral cavity. If it is left untreated, the plaque will irritate your gums and will force them to recede, which will make your teeth look longer than natural. Then, as time passes by, the toxins will spread into the underlying bone and will begin to deteriorate it. Once the bone is affected, your teeth will become loose and will eventually fall out of your mouth.
To continue the cleaning, the hygienist or dentist will wash, rinse, floss, and polish your teeth. Then, to conclude the cleaning, they will provide a fluoride treatment that will be in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish. We will place the fluoride in your mouth and will ask you to wait for a few minutes, which is when the minerals will soak into your teeth. This is a beneficial technique because it replaces the minerals in your teeth that give them the strength to fight bacteria, decay, and infection.
To schedule your next dental cleaning, call Gilbert Fernandez, D.D.S., Inc. today and talk to a member of our team!