Professional dental cleaning offer a number of advantages for dental patients of many ages. Our Glendale family dentists encourage patients to stay up-to-date with their schedules of semi-annual cleanings. Here are just a few reasons why…
Most people associate semi-annual appointments with dental cleanings, and thoroughly cleaning your smile is a huge part of what our dental team does. As you go longer and longer without a professional cleaning you will likely notice bacteria build up around you back molars, in small spaces in which teeth and gum tissue meet, and between back teeth.
Plaque is a sticky bacterial film that develops on your smile throughout the day and night. The important thing to remember about plaque is that it doesn’t stay soft and malleable—it actually hardens into something called tartar. As you would imagine, tartar is difficult you to clean off of your teeth on your own—that’s why professional care is so important!
Oral Cancer Screening
During every assessment and cleaning our team will check your oral tissues for signs of cancerous or pre-cancerous symptoms. Sometimes signs of oral cancer are as subtle as a change in the color or texture of your oral tissue.
Seeing your dental team on a regularly scheduled basis is also beneficial because it allows our team to get to know your smile. We can help you make at-home and professional dental health decisions will serve you will today and into the future.
No matter how long it has been since you’ve seen your dental team, our Glendale dentists are here to help you. We firmly believe that no smile is beyond help—achieving oral health is possible!