Dental Cleaning Specialist

Melvin A. Boule, DMD -  - Cosmetic & General Dentist

Boule Dental

Melvin A. Boule, DMD

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Plano, IL

There’s a good reason that insurance plans almost always cover dental cleanings: cleanings work. Having professional dental cleanings twice a year is the best way to prevent tooth decay, cavities, and to keep your mouth healthy and strong. Can't remember when you had your last cleaning? Schedule your regular cleaning with Melvin Boule, DMD, today by booking an appointment online or calling Boule Dental in Plano, Illinois.

Dental Cleaning

What happens during a dental cleaning?

Dental cleanings begin with an exam. Your Boule Dental professional looks at your teeth, visually inspecting them and assessing your gums, looking for any glaring problems. X-rays will be taken during your regularly-scheduled appointment if required.

Next, it's time for the actual cleaning to begin. The hygienist or Dr. Boule will use a scaler to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. A scaler is a small metal dental instrument. Depending on the level of tartar buildup, this part of the cleaning process may take some time.

After the plaque and tartar have been carefully scraped from your teeth, Dr. Boule or the hygienist uses a polishing toothpaste and high-powered toothbrush to give you an intensive brushing. They will also give you a professional flossing. Finally, you may receive a fluoride treatment to support healthy tooth enamel and fight bacteria until your next visit.

How often should I schedule a teeth cleaning?

Your dental cleaning frequency is unique to you. Some people who have particular issues may require more frequent cleanings, while others may be able to go with the standard recommendation of twice a year. The American Dental Association, the nation's leading source of oral health information, advises talking with Dr. Boule about your unique dental cleaning needs.

Whether you need a quick dental cleaning or a complicated procedure, talking to the professionals at Boule Dental about your personal needs is critical to receiving outstanding care.

Circumstances and situations are different for everyone, especially when it comes to health. The best way to get the right care for you is to follow a program that's tailored to your needs, not an "off-the-shelf" one that's made for the average person.

Can dental cleanings affect other aspects of my health?

Your overall health is linked to your oral health. Your mouth is almost like a window into your body, making good oral health foundational for maintaining good general health.

There's a chance that regular dental cleanings could lower your risk of pneumonia, suggest the findings of a 2016 study. The hypothesis is that dental cleanings reduce the number of bacteria that reach the lungs.

Kidney disease, diabetes, heart health, and other conditions have also been connected to oral health. Regular dental checkups, cleanings, and perhaps most importantly, conversations with Dr. Boule, are essential to maintaining good health.

If you can't remember the last time you had your teeth professionally cleaned, call Boule Dental or schedule your appointment online.