Brushing and flossing the teeth daily is necessary for good oral hygiene. These dental care habits can get rid of bacteria and food debris that are stuck in between your teeth after eating. However, plaque and tartar can still build up in between your teeth, inside the cavities and underneath the gums which cannot be removed with brushing and flossing. This is why dental cleaning is a must.
Cleanings should be done twice a year to ensure optimum oral health. Our dental hygienist will remove plaque and tartar in your mouth using special instruments to perform scaling, polishing and debridement so that plaque and calculus can be removed.
Why Everyone Needs Dental Cleaning
With dental cleaning, you will get the following benefits:
1. Prevents Cavities
If tartar and plaque are not removed, they can lead to tooth decay.
2. Prevents Tooth Loss
Gum disease is a major cause of tooth loss. If left untreated, the bacteria in the gums will destroy the bone in your jaw which in turn will cause the tooth to loosen and fall out.
3. Brightens Your Teeth
Certain foods and drinks can stain the teeth and a dental cleaning will be able to remove at least some of the stains.
4. Freshens Your Breath
Bad breath may be caused by bacteria inside the mouth. With cleanings, your breath will smell fresh.
5. Improves Your Overall Health
There’s a connection between your overall health and the health of your mouth. With regular cleanings, you will be able to lower your risk for certain diseases.
When was your last dental cleaning? If it’s been over 6 months, call our office (941) 926-7726 to schedule an appointment. Take care of your teeth so they can last a lifetime!