Preventive dental care begins with regular cleanings and examinations. Regular brushing and flossing do not negate the need for semi-annual cleanings and examinations. In fact, many people who brush and floss do so incorrectly. Dental health contributes to your overall health and should become part of your health regimen.

Why should I have dental cleanings?

Dental cleanings are essential because they remove plaque and build up from your teeth using dental tools. Dental cleanings are performed by a trained dental hygienist who also checks for signs of gingivitis, gum disease, and oral cancer. These dental cleanings are followed up with a thorough exam by the dentist.

What happens if I miss dental cleanings?

While missing a dental cleaning won’t necessarily result in the following, your regular visits will help prevent these conditions.

  • Cavities
  • Gum Disease
  • Bad Breath
  • Risk of Oral Cancer
  • Pregnancy Complications
  • Risk to Overall Health

What is involved with a dental cleaning and examination?

Here is some great news. Dental cleanings are painless, are relatively quick and do not require anesthesia.

General teeth cleanings involve:

  • Initial Examination of Teeth
  • Removal of Plaque and Tartar
  • Teeth Polishing
  • Thorough Flossing
  • Possible Fluoride Treatment
  • Thorough Dental Exam

Patients often say they smile more after their dental cleaning because their mouth feels fresh and their teeth feel clean. Who doesn’t want to smile more often? If you haven’t had your teeth cleaned in the last 6 months, schedule an appointment today.