Reasons to Get a Dental Cleaning Instead of Putting It Off

Black man smiles in a dental chair before his dental cleaning in Indian Plains

The best thing you can do for your oral health is to take a preventive care approach. For example, biannual dental cleanings and exams are preventive tools to help you maintain a healthy, fully-functioning smile and avoid dental disease. Are you overdue for a dental cleaning and checkup? Don’t put it off any longer! Here are important reasons why you shouldn’t put your preventive dental visits on the backburner.

Allows Us to Catch Dental Problems Early On

At your appointment, your dentist will carefully examine your smile after your teeth cleaning treatment to check for any signs of dental issues. Identifying dental problems early on can make a big difference to your smile and your bank account. When dental issues are left untreated, they can morph into more serious, complex, and costly issues. Routine checkups allow any issues to be detected and treated sooner rather than later… or even too late.

Prevents Tooth Discoloration, Decay & Gum Disease

Routine teeth cleanings helps keep your teeth and oral tissue healthy, strong, and fresh-feeling. During a professional dental cleaning, the hygienist will scrape off any plaque and tartar buildup. After they remove any buildup and deposits, they will polish your teeth to reduce surface stains and floss between your teeth.

Plaque and tartar are bacterial substances that cause bad breath, decay, cavities, and gum irritation. Even if you brush your teeth every day, it’s not uncommon for people to miss certain hard-to-reach areas, which can cause bacteria and food particles to build up.

A Designated Time to Ask Us Questions

Our Pleasant Plains Dental team has received advanced training and done extensive reading regarding the best practices in oral healthcare. We are experts at promoting healthy teeth and gums. Your checkup is the best time to let us know if you have any questions regarding dental products, whitening, any of our services, etc. Before your appointment, write down any dental-related questions you have been thinking of so you don’t forget them when you’re with us!

So, are you ready to get back on track with your teeth cleaning appointments? We would love to take care of your smile. Please contact us to schedule your next visit!