Having your teeth cleaned regularly by your dental hygienist is key to having a healthy smile. Although most people do a good job of thoroughly brushing their teeth, there are places that your tooth brush and floss can’t reach. Here are 5 reason we think you need your teeth professionally cleaned.
- Help remove food, beverage, tobacco stains on the surface of your teeth.
- Help remove tartar that routine brushing and flossing canâ€™t remove.
- Help prevent gum disease
- To teach patients new ways to keep their teeth clean.
- Prevent serious diseases that could be affecting your dental health.
We have all heard the different terms of plaque, tartar, and gum disease but what does that really mean for your dental health? Plaque is the beginning of food and other substances collecting on your teeth. When that plaque hardens it turns into tartar which becomes very hard to remove. The only way to remove the tartar once it has built up is through professional cleaning. Once plaque and tartar have time to lay their roots bacteria can build in your mouth and cause irritation to your gums, cause cavities, and potentially gum disease. Routine brushing and flossing is a great source of prevention, but only with a professional cleaning from your hygienist can you get the full benefits of cleaning your teeth.
There is no other feeling like leaving the dentist after your teeth have been cleaned and polished. With regular cleanings you can stay on top of any cavities or severe dental issues that could be affecting you and your family.
Schedule your next cleaning with Blackfoot Family Dentistry today! We have the latest and greatest technology when it comes to keeping your teeth clean and bright. We hope to see you at your next dentist appointment!