Dental Cleanings

Historically, dental care has been done to repair damaged teeth. Over the last several decades, we have seen a fortunate shift toward the prevention of common dental problems. Research has demonstrated the effect that oral disease can have on the body. With thorough exams and routine cleanings, we minimize your risk of conditions such as gum infection and periodontal disease.

Dental cleanings are tailored to your needs. We make sure that you are comfortable, and encourage you to maintain the recommended cleaning schedule that will provide you with advantages such as:

  • Healthier gums. Infection in the gums stems from oral bacteria, which hide in plaque and tartar. These biofilm substances can stick to teeth without you knowing it. Your hygienist has the training and the precision instruments to remove plaque and hardened tartar, keeping your gums better protected from disease.
  • A healthier mouth. Because oral bacteria are harbored in plaque and tartar, removal is very important. In addition to cleaning your teeth, your hygienist gets to know your mouth, leading to the earliest possible detection of changes from one visit to the next. The monitoring from routine cleanings can result in discussion about hygiene and lifestyle habits that can prevent the progression of poor oral health.
  • A healthier body. Experts have discovered that oral bacteria can cause chronic inflammation in the mouth, leading to an increased risk of inflammatory diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Oral disease has also been identified as a risk factor in low birth weight and pre-term delivery.

Most people are diligent about brushing their teeth every day. The American Dental Association advises that we brush morning and night, at least, and that we floss on a daily basis as well. When hygiene is lacking or inefficient, the risk of unhealthy conditions increases significantly.

You may follow the recommended guidelines for oral care and still develop gingivitis if your teeth are not regularly cleaned by a hygienist! This is because the plaque biofilm is constantly forming. It is not visible to the naked eye, which means there is a high likelihood that total removal will not be accomplished with brushing and flossing alone.

By visiting our hygienist at least twice a year, you benefit from the experience and rigorous training that has been completed. We can assist you in maintaining your healthiest smile with treatments and support for your home care regimen.

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Adnan Saleem, DMD - Hebron Smiles

Dr. Adnan Saleem, having graduated with a DMD degree from Temple University School of Dentistry began his career as a general dentist. For over a decade he has continued to advance his education and skillset through numerous training courses and his membership with Modern study club. Dr. Saleem is known for treating his patients both respectfully and compassionately. Connect with Dr. Adnan Saleem on Linkedin.

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How often should one get dental cleaning done?
Dental cleanings are an important part of keeping your oral hygiene. In our practice, we focus on your own needs because every individual is different.

It all depends upon the level of care and the current status of your teeth. If you are healthy, brushes two times, flosses daily, and eats healthy, a dental cleaning every six months is recommended.

How do Hebron Smiles provide dental cleanings?
The main thing is that you need to talk to your doctor, and they need to come up with a plan. We have patients who need to be on every three months, four months, and some on six months.

So I like to make a plan for individual needs, which is more custom to your oral health.

How important is maintaining good oral hygiene?
We have a checkup and exam during the cleanings by the doctor. So if there are any problems, they can be caught in an early stage.

If not, such problems can be detrimental to the health of your teeth and gums. So, I’ll say most people are recommended to have cleanings every six months.


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The maintenance of clean teeth and gums revolves around brushing and flossing. Place the toothbrush bristles next to the gum line, on the outer surfaces of the teeth. Brush gently using back and forth technique with the toothbrush. For the inner surface of the teeth place the bristles next to the gum line and brush in a circular motion. The inside of the mouth is where the most plaque accumulates. Brush the surface of the teeth where the chewing of food takes place, in the same circular motion. To clean those places between the teeth where a toothbrush can’t reach. floss once a day to remove food and plaque before it can cause gum disease. So, eat a well-balanced diet, brush twice daily, and schedule regular checkups with the dentist.