Summer should be full of smiles, and what better way to prepare for the fun that with a visit to the dentist? Dental cleanings from Dr. Howard Abrahams at Dental Implants Miami Beach can have your teeth gleaming and ready to capture sunny memories in photos. There are actually different types of dental hygiene you can take advantage of to get your teeth ship-shape.
Brushing and Flossing
Brushing and flossing are the most basic dental hygiene habits that everyone should use. You need to be brushing and flossing in the morning and at night, but did you know you also need to brush your teeth after eating? If you do not have a toothbrush handy, you can also chew sugar-free gum to get food particles off your teeth.
At a regular visit with your dentist, you will probably experience a type of brushing and flossing. This is to clean your teeth and help you understand the proper way to do it at home.
Dental professionals will clean your teeth so that your mouth almost feels like it belongs to someone else. Professional cleanings can include scaling, which is scraping away the plaque of the teeth that builds up over time. Your dentist may also use special tools to spray water and special cleaning solutions between your teeth in those hard-to-reach areas. Doing this every six months can help prevent problems with your teeth, including gum disease and cavities.
Another common dental hygiene treatment is teeth whitening. This can be done a few different ways, including using a tray with whitening solution or using lasers. Your teeth can discolor over time from the foods and drinks you consume, or with certain habits such as smoking. A professional whitening treatment is a great way to brighten your smile again.
Get Summer-Ready Today
Dr. Abrahams and the staff at Dental Implants Miami Beach are ready to help you get your smile ready for summer. Contact our office today to set up your dental cleaning appointment.