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Prevent Oral Issues with Regular Dental Cleanings at Strongsville Smile Keepers

You might be wrong if you think brushing and flossing is all it takes to keep your smile healthy and beautiful. Of course, at-home oral hygiene is a very important part of dental care, but it’s not enough to prevent all dental issues.

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For all around dental care, it’s best to visit your dentist every six months for regular dental cleanings. Also known as oral prophylaxis, professional dental cleanings remove built-in plaque and tartar from “unreachable” corners of the mouth. If you haven’t seen a dentist for the last six months, it’s time to visit Strongsville Smile Keepers in Strongsville, Ohio, for professional teeth cleaning.

What should I expect from dental cleaning?

A dental cleaning is a fast, painless procedure that offers lifelong benefits. Dental cleanings in our office start with a dental exam to inspect your teeth and gums for signs of decay, infections, misalignment, and other issues. Where necessary, we’ll order dental X-rays to better see your oral health beneath the surface.

Dental cleaning is a minimally invasive procedure. The dentist or dental hygienist uses a scaler or ultrasonic device to remove tartar and plaque from all areas in the mouth. Dental calculus can cause bad breath, cavities, and gum disease when left unaddressed.

Once we remove all plaque and tartar, we’ll polish your teeth with gritty toothpaste to remove surface stains. Dental cleaning leaves your teeth smooth, glossy, and free from unsightly staining, enhancing your smile’s aesthetic appeal and facilitating easy oral hygiene.

Why do dental cleanings matter?

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Preventive dental care is never complete without oral hygiene visits. Routine dental cleanings remove plaque and tartar from all areas of your mouth to avert potential dental issues. The following are reasons you shouldn’t miss dental cleanings:

  • They prevent infections and decay
  • They keep your breath smelling fresh
  • Early detection of oral issues
  • They protect your overall health
  • Dental cleanings are a cost-effective method of keeping your smile healthy
  • Professional cleanings keep your smile radiant

We recommend dental cleanings every six months. However, this depends on your dental history and existing dental issues. If you are at risk of gum disease or tooth decay, we recommend dental cleanings 3-4 times annually.

How to maintain your smile at home?

Everyone loves that clean, fresh mouth feeling after professional teeth cleaning. But all too soon, this fantastic feeling can quickly fade if you return to your normal routine. It won’t take long for your teeth to accumulate plaque and other nasties, erasing all the good work done by the dentist and hygienist.

While having a dental clean every month is impractical, you can extend that amazing fresh-from-the-dentist feeling between your six-month cleanings. Observe the following tips to keep your smile healthy and beautiful:

  • Brush your teeth at least two times daily
  • Floss your teeth, especially before bedtime
  • Use a medicated mouthwash at least twice daily
  • Limit sugars, acids, and staining foods
  • Keep your mouth hydrated
  • Avoid smoking

When was the last time you had your teeth cleaned professionally? If it’s been over six months, don’t wait for things to take a grave turn-call (440) 508-4080 to schedule your dental cleaning appointment with Strongsville Smile Keepers.

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Dr. Matt Gaebelein
Dr. Matt Gaebelein: Your Trusted Dental Expert

With over 25 years of dedicated experience in dentistry, Dr. Matt Gaebelein is the CEO, leader, and distinguished clinician at Strongsville Smile Keepers. A graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and a lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio, Dr. Gaebelein's commitment to excellence is manifest in his passion for dentistry and unwavering dedication to providing top-tier dental care.

As a Senior Master Provider in Fastbraces Orthodontic Technology, Dr. Gaebelein has transformed the smiles of countless children and adults, earning him the prestigious Teledyne Hanau Award for his excellence in prosthodontics. Dr. Gaebelein's commitment to ongoing education is showcased through his fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry, a distinction achieved by only 6% of dentists in the US and Canada.

His warm, friendly demeanor and extensive experience create a welcoming environment at Strongsville Smile Keepers. You can rest assured that Dr. Gaebelein and his team will provide exceptional dental care, treating you like family and prioritizing your oral health needs.