When it comes to caring for your smile, it is crucial that you keep up with your dentist-recommended schedule of professional dental cleanings. These cleanings serve a number of purposes. Today, our Glendale dentists are giving you some more information about what happens at these appointments, and why they are not to be missed.
The general recommendation is that patients of all ages complete professional cleanings every six months or so. By sticking to this schedule, you allow your dentist to clear away plaque and tartar at regular intervals, and before they get out of control.
Because our dental team uses professional tools and technologies, we’re able to clear away plaque that has calcified onto your teeth—this is called tartar. Tartar is so strong that you really can disrupt it by brushing and flossing alone, which is why you should partner with your dentist to keep your mouth fresh and clean.
Our dental team also performs an oral cancer screening during these appointments. We’ll check your mouth for signs of cancerous and pre-cancerous tissues. Oral cancer screenings allow our team to spot problematic tissues early, and treat them before they become too advanced.
In that same vein, when you come to meet with our team we’ll check your smile for any signs of infection or damage. It is generally more affordable, more convenient, and less invasive to treat oral health issues when they first pop up. Sometimes a timely filling is all it takes to avoid a root canal down the road.
We understand that many people get out of the habit of completing regularly scheduled professional dental cleanings. If that sounds like you, we are here to tell you that now is the time to get your smile back on track! Give us a call to schedule a consultation with our Glendale dental team—we’re here to help you smile confidently again!