Glendale Dentist Reviews How Professional Dental Cleanings Enhance and Maintain a Patient’s Smile

Written by Dr. McKay on Aug 4, 2014

When is the last time you had a professional dental cleaning? If it was more than six months ago, you are not alone. Many adult and pediatric patients fail to receive professional dental cleanings as often as they should (which is roughly twice a year). Unfortunately, neglecting regularly scheduled dental cleanings hurts both the appearance and the health of a patient’s smile. Read on to learn more from our Glendale dentist

During a professional dental cleaning our dentist is able to clean your mouth more thoroughly than you can when you brush and floss at home. Using dental tools, we are able to remove existing plaque and tartar from your dental enamel, and clean those hard to reach places along the gum line and between the teeth. Ultimately this means…

· Your smile will look brighter and whiter than when you came into the office, because plaque and tartar discolor otherwise white enamel. Before your cleaning you may notice yellow or brown build-up along your gum line, this is plaque and tartar build-up.

· After your cleaning your teeth are able to remineralize more effectively, meaning your enamel stays stronger and is more resilient. Plaque and tartar erode dental enamel, leading to cavities. Once our dentist clears away this built up bacteria, your saliva and dental hygiene products (like toothpaste and mouthwash) can better work to remineralize and strengthen your dental enamel.

· Your breath will feel and smell fresher after you dental cleaning. Plaque and bacteria cause odorous breath. By ridding your mouth of accumulated plaque and tartar, you will naturally freshen your breath.

Professional dental cleanings are necessary for maintaining a smile that is both healthy and beautiful. When you pair your daily dental hygiene care with professional dental cleanings, you give yourself the best chance of enjoying a strong smile for years to come. To learn more or schedule your own consultation, call our Glendale dentist office, today!