Taking care of your teeth is crucial to maintaining good oral health. However, many myths surrounding dental cleaning can lead to confusion and even anxiety. These misconceptions can make people hesitant to visit their dentist or neglect their oral health, leading to potentially serious dental problems.

In this blog, the experts at North Oakville Dental discuss some common dental cleaning myths and why they are untrue. We will provide you with factual information to help you understand the importance of professional dental cleaning and how it can benefit your oral health. Whether you’re due for your next cleaning or simply looking to learn more about oral hygiene, this blog is for you. Let’s take a closer look at these dental cleaning myths and set the record straight!

Myth 1: “I don’t need to have my teeth cleaned professionally”

Many people believe that cleaning your teeth professionally will harm their teeth and that it is unnecessary. They believe that brushing and flossing regularly is enough to maintain good oral health, and they can brush the tartar buildup off at home. However, this is a myth! Professional dental cleaning is necessary to remove plaque and tartar buildup that brushing and flossing alone cannot remove. Plaque buildup can cause gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss and other health complications. Additionally, tartar needs to be scaled off by a dental hygienist with specialized equipment.

Myth 2: “My teeth have been loose since my dental cleaning”

It is essential to understand that dental cleaning does not cause teeth to become loose. If your teeth feel loose after a dental cleaning, it could be due to periodontal disease. Once the tartar that has been holding the teeth together is removed, periodontal bone loss becomes apparent, as well as spacing between the teeth.

Myth 3: “Why do I need to come back to complete my cleaning?”

Many people believe that dental cleaning can be done in one visit. However, this is not the case. When a hygienist cleans your teeth, they can’t always complete your cleaning in one visit. Especially if you have not been to see them in many years and if the gums are bleeding and swollen due to poor oral hygiene. In this case, they cannot remove all tartar and plaque in one go. Professional dental cleaning is a process that involves multiple steps. First, your dentist will perform scaling to remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth. Later on, your dentist will perform polishing to remove any remaining plaque and give your teeth a shiny finish. Therefore, it is essential to complete all steps to ensure optimal oral health.

We hope this blog has helped you understand the common myths surrounding dental cleaning and the importance of professional dental cleaning for maintaining good oral health. At North Oakville Dental, we offer professional dental cleaning services that are safe and effective. Our mission as a team is to provide professional dental services that are technologically current, with a commitment to excellence.

We offer services like family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, root canals, dental surgery, sedation dentistry, wisdom teeth removal, Invisalign and orthodontics, and preventative care. We offer our services to clients across Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, and the surrounding areas.

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