Taking care of your teeth at home by brushing and flossing is only one component of maintaining good oral hygiene. You also require thorough dental cleanings.
Professional teeth cleanings assist in preventing tooth decay issues, which often require fillings or root canal treatments. With a simple dental cleaning once every six months, you can enjoy a happier, healthier smile.
What Are Dental Cleanings?
Dental cleanings are professional teeth treatments that thoroughly clean your mouth by:
- Removing plaque from your teeth.
- Providing a professional tooth polishing
- Giving you an Ultrasonic scaling if you suffer from more serious gum disease or periodonititis
What Are the Benefits of a Dental Cleaning?
Plaque, a substance full of bacteria, adheres to your teeth and, when left untreated, moves beneath your gumline. Within 48 hours, plaque hardens into tartar, which you cannot remove at home. The bacteria in plaque release acid that may erode your teeth and can irritate your gums in severe cases. Once your gums become infected and inflamed, you can develop gingivitis, which can progress into periodontitis.
The benefits of dental cleanings include:
- Removal of plaque you cannot address with home care
- Prevention of cavities
- Prevention of gum disease, such as gingivitis and periodontitis
- A clean, beautiful smile
Do You Make A Good Candidate for Professional Dental Cleaning?
Whether you have not seen a dentist in years or you visit a dentist regularly, we suggest you begin receiving dental cleanings once every six months.