Why Do I Need Professional Dental Cleanings Every Six Months?
Professional dental cleanings are an essential part of maintaining your oral health. You may be thinking, “I brush and floss my teeth daily at home. So my teeth should be clean enough, right?” While brushing and flossing at home is very important, it’s not enough to keep your teeth strong and healthy throughout your life. Here are a few reasons why it’s so important to receive regular professional dental cleanings.
A Better Clean
You can have a perfect record for brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once daily. However, this can still leave food residue, sugars from beverages, and plaque on your teeth. Visiting the dentist for professional dental cleanings allows the dentist to use their tools and expertise to clean your teeth thoroughly. They’ll use special tools to carefully scrape any plaque or tartar from your teeth and a slightly abrasive toothpaste to clean and polish your teeth. Receiving a thorough clean can help your teeth stay cleaner for longer, and it can be an excellent reminder to keep your teeth clean between appointments.
When you receive professional dental cleanings, Comprehensive Dentistry works to remove all plaque and tartar from your teeth. When plaque is left on your teeth, it combines with your saliva and hardens into tartar. Unfortunately, tartar cannot be removed at home and can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and receding gums. Regular flossing at home can help prevent plaque buildup, but the best way to prevent and reduce the risk of cavities, gum disease, and irritation is to visit us every six months for a cleaning.
Ask Your Dentist Questions
Visiting Comprehensive Dentistry for regular cleanings is a great opportunity to discuss any areas of concern or questions with us. If you have sensitive spots or pain in your teeth, ask us to take a look, and together, we can create a plan to treat those areas. You may also want to ask about teeth whitening or Invisalign. Cleanings are also a great time to ask about improving your at-home care. You can ask about the type of toothpaste and toothbrushes to use, or you can even ask us to show you the proper way to brush your teeth. No question is too big or too small; we’ll work to ensure you feel good and confident about your dental health!
Schedule Your Next Professional Dental Cleanings
If it has been more than six months since your last cleaning, go ahead and contact us to schedule your next appointment! Regular dental cleanings are essential to your dental health, and we want to make sure that your teeth are clean and healthy!