Teeth Cleanings Specialist

Alexandra Peri, DDS -  - Cosmetic & General Dentistry

MI-nt Dental

Alexandra Peri, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentistry & Dental Sleep Medicine located in Bloomfield Hills, MI

Keep your smile healthy and fresh with professional teeth cleanings offered at Mint Dental in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Alexandra Peri, DDS, oversees your oral hygiene, screens the health of your oral structures, and cleans away built-up plaque and tartar at each visit. Take control of your oral health today and make an appointment by calling the office or booking online.

Teeth Cleanings Q & A

How do professional teeth cleanings fit into proper oral hygiene?

Keep your mouth as healthy as possible by brushing at least twice a day for two minutes at a time. Daily flossing is also essential in getting at bacteria and food caught in the crevices between your teeth. Without good oral hygiene, you’re at greater risk of building up plaque, which can lead to gum disease and tooth decay.

Part of good oral hygiene is also scheduling a professional cleaning once every six months at least. In some cases, Dr. Peri may recommend more frequent cleanings.

Why are professional teeth cleanings important?

Even patients with excellent at-home oral hygiene habits need professional cleanings. Certain crevices and spaces in your teeth aren’t possible to reach with a toothbrush and floss. If plaque builds up in these spots, it can turn into tartar. Tartar on the teeth increases your risk of developing gum disease, infections, and tooth decay.

Professional cleanings also freshen your breath and make your teeth as white as is naturally possible.

How do teeth cleanings affect my overall health?

The health of your mouth can affect your whole body’s health. An infection in your mouth, such as gum disease, increases inflammation throughout your body. This increases your risk of certain diseases, including high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.  

At teeth cleaning exams and checkups, Dr. Peri can also identify vitamin deficiencies and medical conditions, such as diabetes.

What can I expect during a teeth cleaning and oral exam?

Dr. Peri and her technicians begin by cleaning your teeth using professional dental tools to remove stubborn plaque and stains. Then they polish your teeth and floss thoroughly.

When Dr. Peri examines your teeth, she checks your jaw and face structure as well as your bite and tooth health. She’ll ask you to open wide to get a look at your gums, feel for loose teeth, examine the soft tissue of your mouth, and feel for tooth decay. She also assesses you for abnormalities, signs of infection, or the evidence of cavities.

If you’re ready to schedule a teeth cleaning, call Mint Dental or book an appointment using the online tool.