Dental Cleanings in Belchertown

When it comes to keeping your teeth clean and healthy, brushing and flossing just isn’t enough. To maintain a healthy smile, you need routine dental cleanings. Plaque and tarter deposits will form and accumulate no matter how stringent your oral hygiene routine. To remove the harmful bacteria, you’ll need to keep up with your regularly scheduled dental cleaning appointments. Dr. Medaugh has a range of special instruments and techniques that will gently but efficiently remove the hard plaque deposits and stains that you missed while brushing. He can also perform scaling and root planning treatments to remove harmful bacteria and prevent gum disease and other infections. The ultimate goal of a dental cleaning is for you to enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile. This is only possible with regular dental cleanings and check-ups. Protect your oral health; make a dental cleaning appointment with Dr. Medaugh and the experienced team at Valley Dentists of Belchertown today.

Why Do You Need Routine Dental Cleanings?

In a word, plaque. Plaque forms a thin layer of saliva, food particles, and bacteria on our teeth. It can cling to teeth both above and below the gum line. Plaque is harmful because it keeps bacteria in close contact with our teeth and the tissues that support them. While bacteria are a natural part of our bodies, and are mostly harmless, bacteria in the mouth survive by feeding off of the sugar and carbohydrate residues left over after we eat. As they metabolize the sugar, they excrete tooth eroding acid. These bacteria and the acids they produce are the catalysts that cause decay and gum disease to take root in the mouth. Since modern diets are often based upon carbohydrate-heavy foods, our teeth need extra attention and maintenance to stay healthy and free of decay. The good news is that you can easily avoid plaque buildup and the decay and gum disease it causes completely, with regular dental cleanings from Dr. Medaugh and his highly qualified hygiene team.

Dental Cleanings Step by Step

Dr. Medaugh will thoroughly clean and polish your teeth, paying close attention to plaque and tartar removal. You’d be surprised just how much tarter can accumulate between your dental visits. Dr. Medaugh can also help eliminate staining and discoloration from food and beverages as well as examine your gums, mouth, tongue, and throat for abnormalities. There are several routine parts of a dental cleaning and checkup, including:

  • Assessing the hygiene and health of your teeth and gums
  • Removing any plaque and tartar accumulation
  • Polishing your teeth
  • Flossing between your teeth
  • Reviewing recommended brushing and flossing techniques
  • Providing dental sealants or fluoride treatments to protect your teeth

Belchertown Dental Cleaning Appointments

When it comes to oral health, prevention is the key. A routine dental cleaning is, by far, the most effective tool available for preventing dental problems. Visiting Dr. Medaugh for routine dental cleanings and checkups will save you a great deal of time, discomfort, and expense. Make an appointment with Dr. Medaugh and the friendly team at Valley Dentists of Belchertown today for the dental cleaning you need to stay healthy and smiling. Dr. Medaugh delivers quality care daily throughout Belchertown, MA, Ware, Granby, Ludlow, Warren, Hardwick, Gilbertville, Hadley, Amherst, Palmer, and the surrounding communities.