You may have already heard, or been told by your dentist, that dental patients should undergo professional dental cleanings every six months or so. This is actually the general recommendation of the American Dental Association.
If you have ever wondered why this is so important, then this article is for you! Keep reading to get more information from our Glendale dentist.
The primary goal of any professional dental cleaning is to clear away as much accumulated plaque and tartar as possible. This is important because…
· Plaque leads to cavities, gum disease, and bad breath
· Our dental team is able to eliminate hard-to-reach plaque that you miss at home
· Professional tools allow our team to clear away plaque that has calcified onto your enamel—this is called tartar, and it is too tough for patients to get rid of with brushing and flossing alone
When you make the commitment to come in for a thorough cleaning every six months, you give our dental team the opportunity to clean away accumulated plaque on a regular basis, which minimizes your risk of developing cavities and periodontal disease. Our dental team will give your smile a clean slate, so that you can better maintain it at home between professional cleanings.
Semi-annual appointments also give our dentist a chance to spot emerging dental problems become they become serious. We also perform oral cancer screenings, which are critically Important for early diagnosis and treatment of cancerous tissues.
Even if it has been a long time since you have been into the dentist’s office, our Glendale dentists are here to help you get back on track. Please feel free to contact our dental team by phone or through our website in order to get more information and to schedule your personal consultation. We are here to help!