The American Dental Association sets recommendations for both adult and pediatric dental patients. One of the ADA’s key recommendations is that every person completes a professional dental cleaning every six months. These semi-annual appointments are hugely beneficial for your short and long-term dental health.
In this short article our Glendale dentists are going to explain what we do during a semi-annual cleaning.
1. Give Your Smile A Clean Slate
Thorough at-home oral hygiene will help to minimize plaque and tartar build-up. However, it is impossible for patients at home, using non-professional tools, to completely eliminate plaque from their respective smiles. That is why you need a professional cleaning; our dental team will remove built-up bacteria, so that you can continue to effectively clean your smile at home.
2. Check Your Mouth For Oral Cancers
The early signs of oral cancer can be very difficult for patients to notice without help. Every time that you come in for a cleaning, our dental team will perform an oral cancer screening—the sooner we spot a problem the easier it is to treat.
3. Intervene Early With Damaged Smiles
Regularly scheduled professional appointments allow our dental team to treat dental decay and gum disease in a timely fashion. This is obviously ideal for your oral health, but it also saves you time and money in the long run! It is much faster and more cost-effective to correct small dental issues, rather than rebuilding a smile after issues have taken root.
Children and adults alike should be seeing their dentists semi-annually. Our dental team will help you keep track of when you and your family members are due for a cleaning. If you have questions about professional dental care in general, or cleanings specifically, please feel free to call our Glendale Dentists in order to get started.