Glendale Dentist Explains How Professional Dental Treatment Improves Patients’ Smiles

Written by Dr. McKay on May 28, 2013

You know that feeling you have when you leave a dental cleaning? Your mouth feels fresh and sparkling clean! A professional dental cleaning allows you to have a clean slate—a clean mouth—to maintain until your next professional cleaning. Our Glendale dentists encourage all of our patients to schedule a professional dental cleaning for at least every six months. Read on to learn why!

Q: When I brush my teeth, don’t I clean my teeth well enough already?

A: Daily dental hygiene—which includes brushing, flossing, and mouth rinse—is critical to keeping damage dental plaque to a minimum. It’s impossible, however, for you to clean all of the plaque off of your teeth with daily dental hygiene alone. The plaque that is left over on your teeth and gums calcifies into a substance called tartar. Once plaque has turned into tartar you need a professional dentist to clean it out of your mouth—brushing and flossing won’t cut it. So you see, even if you do an excellent job cleaning your mouth every day (and I’m sure you do!), you still need professional cleanings to prevent cavities and gum disease.

Q: Is it painful to have a dental cleaning?

A: Our dental team works to make sure that every patient feels comfortable and pain-free during dental treatment. Our professional cleanings are designed to be gentle and are suitable for even the most sensitive dental patients.

Q: What if I haven’t had a professional cleaning in a long time?
A: If you’ve been avoiding professional dental care, I encourage you to schedule a cleaning as soon as possible. Remember, dental problems don’t just spontaneously correct themselves, so it’s best to have your dental issues addressed as soon as possible. Just be honest with your dentist about how long it’s been since your last cleaning—your dentist is there to help you!

To get started and schedule your personal dental consultation, give our Glendale dentist office a call today!