When was the last time you had a dental cleaning? The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends dental visits at intervals determined by your dentist to maintain your oral health. Most people require professional cleanings and exams every six months, while some may need more frequent visits.
Preventative Care: Dental Cleanings
Professional cleanings by our dental hygienist help maintain healthy teeth and reduce your risk of developing tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, bad breath (halitosis), and even tooth loss. Cleanings prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar, which are the leading causes of periodontal disease (gum disease). This is characterized by inflamed, swollen, and bleeding gums.
Even if you have not been getting your regular cleanings, it’s not too late to start. Professional cleanings coupled with meticulous care at home have been shown to reverse gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. If not treated, gingivitis may progress to periodontitis which can result in various dental and health problems. Studies have uncovered a link between gum disease and an elevated risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, strokes, and more.
During your visit, we will check your teeth and gums to identify any underlying problems. Your preventative dental cleanings and exams not only keep your mouth healthy but also contribute to your overall health and wellness.
Oral Care at Home
Brushing and flossing daily will remove plaque and will prevent it from hardening to tartar, which can only be removed by a dental cleaning. Keeping your mouth clean and healthy will help spare you discomfort and costly dental procedures down the road.
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Visit Floss City Dental to learn more about professional cleanings along with our quality preventive services. We are committed to providing exceptional dental care to our valued patients in Plano, TX and the surrounding areas. We look forward to helping you maintain a healthy smile for years to come. Call us today!
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