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General Dentistry, Orthodontics & Specialist located in Orlando, FL
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Dental Cleaning services offered in Orlando, FL

No matter how well you brush and floss, you still need regular dental cleanings to ensure your oral health is in optimal condition. At OBT Dental & Orthodontics in Orlando, Florida, the team of skilled dentists provides dental cleanings to children and adults. To receive your dental cleaning from a compassionate team, book a visit with a quick phone call or a few moments online.

Dental Cleaning Q & A

Why do I need a dental cleaning?

Even if you brush and floss your teeth regularly, it can still be hard to reach some places in your mouth. Professional dental cleanings at OBT Dental & Orthodontics can help ensure your whole mouth is free of plaque and tartar buildup, bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Teeth cleanings also allow your dentist to monitor the health of your teeth and gums. 

What happens during a dental cleaning?

Dental cleanings can take less than an hour to complete. During that time, your hygienist at OBT Dental & Orthodontics will examine your teeth for any signs of plaque (sticky film that coats your teeth) and tartar (hardened plaque) in the tiny crevices of your teeth and gumline. 

Your hygienist uses special instruments to remove the plaque and tartar buildup. Then, they use a high-powered electric toothbrush to clean your teeth thoroughly. 

After brushing, they floss your teeth, and in some cases, they apply fluoride treatment to prevent cavities and strengthen your teeth. 

How often do I need to come in for a dental cleaning?

OBT Dental & Orthodontics recommends coming into the office for a professional cleaning twice a year. This schedule ensures your dentist can check for dental issues, prevent cavities, and maintain your oral health as you age. 

Certain orthodontic treatments, such as having traditional metal braces, may make cleaning your teeth more difficult. For this reason, you may need more frequent dental cleanings. 

How should I take care of my teeth in between dental cleanings?

Taking good care of your oral hygiene at home is just as important as visiting your dentist for dental cleanings. To maintain exceptional oral health, OBT Dental & Orthodontics recommends:

  • Brushing and flossing at least twice a day 
  • Rinsing after cleaning your teeth and after meals 
  • Eating a healthy, balanced diet 
  • Don’t chew on hard objects, such as ice or pen caps
  • Don’t use your teeth as tools for opening packages
  • Limiting foods and beverages that stain your teeth, like coffee, red wine, and curry 

To schedule your next dental cleaning, book a visit with OBT Dental & Orthodontics online or over the phone today.