The Importance Of Regular Teeth Cleanings

the importance of teeth cleanings

One of the most important things you can do to protect your smile is to have a good oral care routine at home. But even with the best products and a great brushing technique, there’s only so much you can do by yourself.

It’s recommended to get regular teeth cleanings every 6 months to get both preventative and diagnostic services that will support long-term dental health. Here are 4 things regular cleanings can do: 

Remove Plaque and Tartar

The mouth is full of harmful bacteria that feed on any remaining food particles in your mouth. When they feed, they can release acids that slowly break down tooth enamel and create cavities. Daily brushing helps remove this bacteria and keeps your teeth safe.

However, it’s impossible to remove all bacteria by yourself. Deep cleanings provide a more thorough cleanse and remove bacteria from areas of the mouth that are hard to reach with a toothbrush, such as your back teeth. It can also remove plaque and tartar, which significantly lowers your risk for gum disease.

Examining Your Oral Health

During the cleaning, the dentist can closely inspect your mouth and teeth and often spot worrying signs of damage before they get worse.

This can mean cavities get noticed before they create irreversible damage to your teeth. Gum disease might be spotted before it leads to serious side effects such as loose teeth or gum retraction.

Through preventative care, you can support your long-term oral health. The treatments needed in these stages are often much simpler and less costly.

 Achieve a Brighter Smile

Professional dental cleanings may have a cosmetic effect as well. First, it can remove plaque and tartar from the teeth, which often makes the smile appear yellow. Many patients can experience whiter-looking teeth after a single dental cleaning session.

But since professional cleaning uses special tools and products, it can also remove stubborn stains from the surface of the teeth. Drinking lots of coffee and tea, for instance, can lead to dark stains forming on the teeth, which are difficult to remove at home.

If you get routine cleanings, you can prevent these stains and have a whiter smile even if you don’t get professional tooth-whitening treatments.

 Create Better Oral Hygiene Habits

Regular cleanings are also an opportunity to talk to your dentist and get more personalized tips on how to care for your smile. You can receive essential support to improve your routine at home and build better dental care habits that can last a lifetime.

Get Professional Dental Cleaning at Timberlake Dental.

Is it time for a dental cleaning and consultation? Our dentist in Denton, TX is happy to see you for expert preventative care designed to support your long-term oral health.

To get started, schedule an appointment at Timberlake Dental online or call us at 940-382-1750today.