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A Professional Dental Cleaning Offers Vital Preventive Value

You do a world of good for your smile when you take the time to properly brush and floss. That being said, those efforts – while certainly important – are not enough to replace what your hygienist can do for you during a professional dental cleaning. One big benefit to your professional cleaning is that your hygienist will remove tartar, which brushing and flossing will leave behind. When tartar is not removed, you face a sustained risk that its presence will continue to harm your teeth, and cause problems that demand restorative dental care.

Removing Tartar, And Thoroughly Cleaning Hard-To-Reach Areas

At your routine dental exam, your hygienist provides you with a thorough cleaning. That means reaching difficult to access areas you might do a poor job cleaning. If you leave hard to reach spaces uncleaned, tooth decay is more likely to develop there. Spaces you are not fully cleaning can also be sites where tartar forms. Tartar forms when plaque is not removed in time, and hardens. Once you have tartar, your hygienist will have to remove it. You will not be able to remove it with your own care.

Using An Ultrasonic Scaling To Protect You Against Gum Disease

If you have signs of gum disease, your dentist can protect your oral health with an ultrasonic scaling. This procedure takes care of bacteria under your gum line. If nothing is done, your periodontal infection will worsen. Gum disease in its advanced stage increases your risk for tooth loss. While this cleaning is not needed at every visit, it can be important for patients who are showing signs of periodontal disease.

Talk To Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury To Schedule A Routine Dental Cleaning And Exam

At Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, you can receive the kind of expert preventive care that helps you enjoy a lifetime of good oral health. Our office will take care of you when you need routine services, but you can also count on us when you have issues that call for restorative care, or when you want to make cosmetic improvements to your smile. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pizzi, Dr. Mehdi, and colleagues by calling (508) 842-8838. Located in Shrewsbury, MA, we proudly take care of patients from Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding areas.