The ADA recommends that patients receive a professional dental cleaning twice a year.
Dental cleanings thoroughly clean all surfaces of your teeth and gums. Performed by one of our dental hygienists, teeth cleanings are a routine procedure that improves oral health and helps to maintain your natural smile. Using special tools and polishes, your hygienist is able to remove plaque and tartar buildup in hard to reach places.
Brushing and flossing are both daily essentials for maintaining your oral health inbetween dentist office visits. Brushing and flossing remove debris before it turns in to cavity-causing plaque and tartar. Palmetto Smiles dental care team can make personalized and age-appropriate recommendations for improving your oral hygiene habits during your routine dental health exams.
Routine Dental Cleanings Improve Oral Health
A patient who visits the dentist at least twice a year for an oral health exam and routine dental cleaning is less likely to experience advanced dental concerns. Routine teeth cleanings prevent the build-up of plaque and tartar and manage the spread of disease-causing bacteria.
Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in American adults. Gum disease is a bacterial infection that spreads throughout the gum tissue forming deep periodontal pockets. Gums become inflamed and peel away from the teeth making the patients susceptible to bleeding and receding gums as well as tooth loss, bone recession, and facial sagging.
Biannually dental cleanings help keep oral bacteria in check and prevent the progression of gum disease. For many patients with the early stages of gum disease, known as gingivitis, professional teeth cleanings can clear the gums of bacteria and prevent further damage.
Schedule Your Routine Teeth Cleaning
Is it time for your next biannual dental cleaning? Contact Palmetto Smiles to experience our high quality, compassionate dental care. Our team focuses on the maintenance and care of your natural smile so that you can enjoy your optimal oral health for years to come. Contact our Florence, SC dentist office at 843-203-5155 or request an appointment using our online form.