Therecommends that patients come in for regular teeth cleanings to keep cavities and gum disease at bay.
A teeth cleaning allows our team to remove plaque and tartar to keep your teeth healthy and strong.
Please contact our office today if you have any questions or would like more information.
Why Get Professional Teeth Cleanings?
Even if you brush and floss your teeth religiously, there are some things that are best handled by a professional. It’s easy to remove large particles of food from your teeth, but plaque is a little harder to get rid of.
Plaque is a sticky film that forms on your teeth throughout the day due to bacteria mixing with the substances you eat and drink. If your teeth have ever felt “fuzzy,” that’s because of dental plaque. The best way to avoid plaque buildup is to brush your teeth after eating.
If you don’t thoroughly remove plaque, it will turn into tartar. Tartar is plaque that has hardened into a tough substance that only a dental professional can remove.
Plaque and tartar can lead to gum disease,, tooth decay, and even tooth infections if left untreated. It’s important to see our dentists regularly in order to remove plaque and tartar before they become serious.
Some patients can maintain healthy teeth by coming in for a cleaning every six months, but other patients, such as those who suffer from gum disease or who are at a higher risk for oral health issues, will benefit from more regular appointments. Our team will work with you to determine a teeth cleaning schedule that works for you.