Scheduling and attending regular cleanings is important for your dental health for two reasons: because your dentist or dental hygienist has been professionally trained to clean and take care of your teeth in a way that you cannot do on your own within the walls of your home, and also because these exams give your dentist a change to examine and evaluate your dental health in a proactive way that will help prevent any serious problems.
During the regular cleanings, you can expect your dentist or hygienist to perform the following tasks:
- Root Planning
Throughout these steps and procedures, the plaque and tarter from the usually unreachable spots of your teeth will be cleaned, your gums will be cleaned in pockets that your regular, at home, hygienic instruments cannot clean, and your teeth will be polished. During which time, the dentist and hygienist have a chance to look for abnormalities and begin to evaluate the condition of older work and restorations that have been performed for your dental health.
Attending regular cleanings is important because it will help you avoid unnecessary dental problems. Schedule an appointment with us today, and let us know when we can schedule your next dental cleaning.