Even if you brush and floss your teeth daily, there are still areas your toothbrush can’t reach. Bacteria can grow in these areas, forming plaque and even tartar, harming your smile’s overall health. This is why seeing our dentist at Restoration Smiles: Adult & Pediatric Dentistry is essential for professional teeth cleaning at least twice a year. These appointments allow our dentist to reach areas in your mouth that you can’t, removing any buildup and bacteria that could harm your oral health.
During your appointment, our dentist will use specialized tools to clean all areas of your mouth, including between teeth and below the gum line. This is important to keep your entire smile healthy and free from cavities! At these appointments, our dentist can also provide tips for better at-home care and things that you can do to protect your smile in-between visits.
How Often Do I Need Dental Cleaning?
We recommend that most patients visit us for routine preventive dental care at least twice a year. However, patients more prone to developing cavities or gum disease may need to see us three or four times a year. Unfortunately, many adults neglect their smiles because fitting regular appointments into their busy schedules can be difficult.
During your checkup, we will examine your teeth for signs of common oral health problems. If we spot any issues, we will recommend a treatment plan to restore your smile’s health and correct any functional complications we may have found. Additionally, we may recommend that you have more frequent checkups so we can monitor your oral health and make sure treatment is progressing as it should.
The Purpose of Professional Dental Cleanings
Plaque and tartar buildup can negatively affect the health and appearance of your teeth, causing decay, discoloration, or gum disease. Regular professional cleaning removes these harmful particles from your mouth, leaving a beautiful and healthy smile. In addition, professional cleaning is a great way to remove stains that linger even after regular brushing. Professional whitening is also a good option for patients with persistent discoloration that cannot be removed through routine care.
If you have a lot of built-up plaque and calculus on your teeth, our dentist may recommend scaling and root planing. This more profound cleaning procedure uses special tools to remove plaque and tartar deep below the gum line. Scaling and root planing can be effective ways to prevent the progression of periodontal disease.
Dental cleaning is one of many preventive dentistry procedures used to protect and maintain good oral health. To learn more about the benefits of dental cleanings, visit Restoration Smiles: Adult & Pediatric Dentistry at 2 Coolidge St, Suite 202, Hudson, MA 01749, or call (508) 658-0661.