Dental Exams and Cleaning
One of the most important things you can do for the long term health of your teeth and gums is to schedule dental exams every six months. Regular checkups will help to keep your gums and teeth healthy and strong and can detect the early onset of problems such as gum disease, oral cancers, and cavities.
Scheduling professional teeth cleaning with your dental exam is another way to care for your teeth and gums which can provide long term benefits. Professional teeth cleaning is performed by our certified dental hygienists and can build a strong foundation for preventing gum disease and tooth decay. In a professional cleaning, your certified hygienist will remove plaque and tartar which has hardened on the tooth surface.
Caring for your gums and teeth is easier and more effective when there is not a hardened layer of plaque attached to your teeth which can possibly result in the inflammation of your gums as well. One of the biggest problems with plaque is that it prevents the bristles from your toothbrush as well as dental floss from cleaning the areas underneath it. The plaque then allows bacteria to grow which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Removal of the plaque by professional teeth cleaning allows for a clean surface which in turn makes removal of harmful bacteria easy with regular brushing and flossing.
Professional teeth cleaning also includes polishing and the removal of coffee, tea, and other stains. Keeping your smile beautiful and your teeth and gums healthy is quite simple; come see us every six months. The benefits will last a lifetime.