Posted on 9/20/2018 by Dr. Janice Pliszczak
|You brush your teeth twice a day. You use a high-quality brush and toothpaste with fluoride. You floss every day. You have taken the time to learn the best practices for taking care of your teeth. You may wonder why you should still come to us for a professional cleaning.
What Does Professional Dental Cleaning Do
Dental cleaning serves several purposes. If you have kept up good oral hygiene habits, it is still possible that there is some bacterial growth on your teeth and gums. Bacteria grow in any space they can find. It is not always possible for you to get into every nook and cranny around your teeth and gums when you brush every day. The tools you have at home are not able to get everything.
Our dental professionals do have the right tools to give your teeth a deep cleaning. We can reach the spots you cannot because of the tools, products and the knowledge we have. It is like the carpet in your home. You can vacuum every day, but at some point, you need a professional carpet cleaner to come in to give your carpet a deep cleaning.
Other Things Happen During the Visit
The trip to our offices for a cleaning is also a chance for some other things. We can screen for any potential problems including gum disease and oral cancer. We can perform other preventative services during the visit. We can give you the best chance at keeping up your oral health.
For people who are not as thorough with the dental habits, our professional cleaning is even more important. The removal of any plaque or tartar buildup is a key to avoiding gum disease. Early detection of any problems is the best way to get the treatment they need.
The last part of the dental cleaning visit is a chance to learn. We can show you proper brushing and flossing techniques and help you do an even better job of maintaining your oral health.
Don't put off your next professional cleaning at our offices. Contact our dental professionals today to schedule your appointment.