Brushing and flossing every day are essential habits for preventing oral health issues like cavities and gum disease. However, they are only a part of the equation. Even if you brush and floss regularly, issues can still arise. To help you maintain optimal oral health, it is also important to have your teeth professionally cleaned. When you come in for your cleanings, we will offer personalized home care recommendations to help you optimize your oral hygiene habits at home. At Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry, we provide gentle dental cleanings to help you attain and maintain the health of your mouth.
Why Are Cleanings So Important?
While brushing and flossing are incredibly important, there are some areas of your mouth that can be more difficult to clean than others. Even if you brush and floss every day, these difficult to clean areas can still harbor plaque and bacteria, which can then contribute to issues like cavities and gum disease. The American Dental Association recommends having your teeth professionally cleaned at least twice a year, or once every six months. With professional cleanings, we can thoroughly clean even those difficult to clean areas. We get rid of stubborn tartar, also known as calculus, that cannot be removed with a toothbrush and floss. By removing tartar/calculus buildup from your teeth on a regular schedule, we can help you prevent serious oral health issues, keeping your mouth happy and healthy.
Dental cleanings offer multiple benefits. These include:
Regular dental cleanings are an integral component of maintaining the health of your mouth. If it is time to schedule your next dental cleaning, call Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry at 623-487-4870 today.