Dental Cleaning Specialist

Blakeney Dental

Mark B. Ranzinger, DDS

General & Cosmetic Dentist located in Charlotte, NC

There is a good reason that insurance plans almost always cover dental cleanings: cleanings work. Having professional dental cleanings with Mark Ranzinger, DDS twice a year is the best way to prevent tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. Has it been a while since your last cleaning? Quickly schedule your regular cleaning by booking an appointment online or calling Blakeney Dental in Charlotte, North Carolina today.

Dental Cleaning Q & A

What happens during a dental cleaning?

Dental cleanings begin with an exam. Dr. Ranzinger visually looks at your gums and teeth, checking for any glaring problems. If you need X-rays, they are taken during your regularly-scheduled appointment.

After X-rays, the actual cleaning process starts. Dr. Ranzinger or his hygienist will use a small instrument, called a scaler, to remove tartar and plaque from your teeth. This step could take longer if you've skipped a cleaning or two.

After the plaque and tartar buildup has been removed, the hygienist or dentist uses a unique, high-powered brush and polishing toothpaste to brush your teeth thoroughly. After the brushing, you receive a professional flossing. Lastly, you may be given a fluoride treatment to help prevent cavities and tooth decay until your next cleaning.

How often should I schedule a teeth cleaning?

How often your teeth need to be cleaned varies from person to person. Some people might be able to go with the standard advice of every six months, while other people with specific issues may need more frequent cleanings. The American Dental Association recommends discussing your personal dental cleaning needs with Dr. Ranzinger.

Whether you need a quick dental cleaning or a complicated procedure, talking to Dr. Ranzinger and the expert team at Blakeney Dental about your unique situation is a critical part of getting outstanding care.

Every man, woman, and child has different circumstances. Your best approach for dental care is to follow a plan that's designed just for you, not one that's designed for the average person.

Do dental cleanings impact other aspects of my health?

Oral health and overall health are closely related. Your mouth is connected to the rest of your body, and oral health is integral to good health.

There's a chance that regular dental cleanings could lower your risk of pneumonia, suggest the findings of a 2016 study. The belief is that dental cleanings cut back on the number of bacteria that enter your lungs.

Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions have also been tied to oral health. Routine dental checkups and cleanings, along with discussions with Dr. Ranzinger, are an integral part of maintaining good health.

If it's time for your next dental cleaning, call Blakeney Dental or book an appointment online.

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