3 Benefits of a Professional Teeth Cleaning
What is it that keeps us from scheduling (and keeping) a dental cleaning appointment?
For many of us, it’s that we feel fine.
Why fix what’s not broken, right?
We brush regularly, and we’re healthy people. Or maybe we think something might not be quite right, but anxiety and fear of dental visits keep us away. And then there are those of us who just don’t have the time or energy or money to squeeze in yet another appointment.
Dental Health Beyond the Brush & Floss
No matter your reason for missing, whether it’s intentional or accidental, regular teeth cleanings are, hands down, one of the very best things you can do for your dental health and well-being.
Here’s why dental cleanings keep your teeth, gums, and whole person healthy.
Plaque & Tartar Removal
Regular morning and evening brushing and flossing to remove plaque is critical to healthy teeth and healthy gums, but tartar buildup cannot be fully removed at home.
During dental cleanings, we use special instruments to gently clean below the gum line and polish your teeth, removing stains and flossing difficult-to-reach areas between teeth.
Professional cleanings keep your teeth and gums healthy, and at Red Oak Dentistry, we ensure you’re relaxed and comfortable while we tend to your pearly whites.
A Brighter Smile
One of the most obvious and immediate benefits of regular teeth cleanings is the whiter and brighter smile you’ll carry out the door when you leave.
And that’s especially helpful this time of year as many of us consume more coffee and tea during the cooler weather and more red wine during the holidays.
As part of your cleaning with us, we remove most of the stains that dull and discolor your teeth, leaving them fresh and polished. Indeed, upon leaving our office, your smile will not only be fresh, but also confident and bright.
An Expert’s Perspective
The first part of a teeth cleaning involves a full examination.
We look for cavities, plaque, tartar, and gum disease.
We check out your tongue, throat, face, head, and neck for swelling, redness, and signs of cancer.
Our skilled and experienced professionals are able to detect miniscule indications of decay and disease that the untrained eye would normally miss.
A regular dental cleaning guarantees we identify potential problems and treat them appropriately before they’ve spiraled out of control and require more invasive procedures.