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Why You Should Schedule a Dental Cleaning

Your schedule is busy, life gets in the way, and before you know it, you can’t remember the last time you visited the dentist. Sound familiar? Don’t put off a dental cleaning: Schedule an appointment with your dentist today! Dental cleanings and check-ups improve your dental hygiene and help make your at-home routine more effective. A cleaning removes tartar build-up from your teeth and gum line to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. The surface of your teeth is cleaned for a brighter smile. Plus, the dentist will check for cavities and symptoms of future problems.

Find & Fix Cavities Before They Become Worse

Cavities, which are small holes that form in the structure of your tooth, are a form of tooth decay. Tooth decay can escalate from a small cavity to severe decay that requires tooth extraction. Losing your tooth should always be a last resort. If you take care of your teeth with twice-yearly dental cleanings and daily at-home maintenance, you won’t have to worry about damaging tooth decay.

Only the Dentist Can Remove Tartar Build-up

Your brushing and flossing removes plaque build-up, but that plaque hardens into tartar, which cannot be removed at home. Tartar build-up leads to tooth decay and gum disease. Only a dental professional can remove your tartar, which makes dental cleanings even more important. Preventing these dental diseases means you won’t have to experience a root canal treatment or need prosthetics like dental crowns or a dental implant.

Keep Your Gums Healthy

Tartar and plaque build-up along your gum line can cause irritation and inflammation of the gums. Inflammation can develop into gum disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis. Gum disease is serious because it can compromise the security of your tooth and spread to the jawbone. It can result in bone loss.

Smile with Confidence

A dental cleaning freshens your smile by clearing your teeth of build-up and helping to remove surface stains. By protecting against disease and future problems, regular check-ups ensure you’ll smile with confidence for years to come.

Sit Back and Relax!

A dental appointment is painless and comfortable. Just sit back and relax as the dental hygienist and dentist do their job to care for your teeth and gums.


At Modern Dentistry, Todd A. Pizzi, DDS, and Luciana Messina, DDS, are dedicated to providing high-quality cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dentistry services to patients and families in Shrewsbury, Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding communities. To schedule your next appointment, contact our office by calling (508) 842-6356 today.