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Drooling After Teeth Cleaning – Should I Be Worried?

Drooling After Teeth Cleaning – Should I Be Worried?

Every six months, you should make a visit to the dentist for a professional teeth cleaning. If you have oral health problems, it may be a good idea to receive professional teeth cleanings more frequently.

This preventative procedure involves a highly skilled and experienced dental hygienist removing plaque and tartar that has accumulated in your mouth to to protect them from cavities, gum disease, and other issues. In most cases, hygienists use three professional cleaning techniques including tooth scaling, tooth polishing, and debridement.

While it’s important to brush and floss your teeth daily at home, a professional teeth cleaning cleanses your teeth on a deeper level. You may not be able to completely get rid of all the plaque and tartar that tends to stick to the surface of your teeth on your own.

Here at Wells Family Dental Group, we had a few patients ask us what causes them to drool after a tooth cleaning and whether they should be concerned. First and foremost, drooling after teeth cleaning is completely normal. Since this procedure stimulates your oral tissues with pressure, you’ll produce more saliva than usual and drool as a result.

Believe it or not, saliva is actually good for your mouth. It can help you break down food as you chew and make it easier for you to swallow and for your stomach to digest it. In addition, saliva can rinse away any bacteria you may have in your mouth and neutralize acids that may damage tooth enamel and lead to cavities.

Schedule an Appointment at Wells Family Dental Group

If you have further questions about drooling after a teeth cleaning, don’t hesitate to call our Raleigh, NC office at 919-266-5332 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you and answering any dental related questions you may have.

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