What is teeth cleaning?
A dental cleaning, professionally known as a prophylaxis, is a common dental treatment that can help to keep your teeth and gums in good health. During a teeth cleaning, our dentist and hygienists remove plaque and dental calculus (hardened plaque, also called tartar), from the teeth. When allowed to accumulate, these substances may lead to tooth decay and periodontal disease. We also floss and polish your teeth, which can help to remove surface stains and give your smile a bright, healthy appearance. In most cases, a teeth cleaning in Virginia Beach, Virginia, requires just 30-60 minutes at our office.
How often do I need to go to the dentist?
We encourage you to visit Dr. Ronald Fuhrmann’s office at least twice every year for a regular dental cleaning. During these routine visits, we will also thoroughly examine your smile to check for signs of dental problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and other damage. Based on your specific dental needs, we may recommend further treatment to improve your oral health. If your smile is affected by periodontal disease or other conditions, we may recommend more frequent visits to keep your smile in good health. For more information about dental cleanings and exams, and to schedule your next appointment, we invite you to call or visit us today. We look forward to caring for your smile!