Dental cleanings on a regular basis
Your oral health depends on both your willingness to brush and floss your teeth regularly and your commitment to visit our dental office every six months for an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning. Even if you are the most diligent patient you can still miss hard-to-reach areas of your mouth and leave them vulnerable to tooth decay and periodontal disease.
Regular cleanings prevent build-up of plaque, sticky film of bacteria and food between teeth. Plaque adheres to crevices and fissures of teeth and generates acids that, when not removed on a regular basis, slowly eat away or decay the protective enamel of the teeth, causing cavities.
After your teeth are completely plaque and tartar-free, cleaning involves polishing toothpaste that’s gritty, which gently scrubs the teeth for a deep clean that’s deemed safe to do twice a year by a professional. Finally, an expert flossing session can get deep between your teeth and locate any potential trouble spots where you might bleed at the gums, and can also remove any leftover plaque or toothpaste from earlier in the cleaning process.