Gentle Dental Cleanings

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:

  • Keeping your teeth clean and healthy. With cleanings, we remove the hard deposits of calculus/tartar from the surfaces of your teeth. This contributes to the prevention of serious oral health issues, including gum disease and cavities. It also contributes to the reduction of inflammation of your gums. Inflammation from gum disease is linked to heart attacks, strokes, prostate cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease and many other inflammatory based diseases and conditions.
  • Brightening your smile. Cleaning and polishing your teeth helps to remove surface stains caused by coffee, tea, etc., which helps to brighten the appearance of your smile.
  • Fresher breath. By eliminating plaque, tartar, and other debris from the surfaces of your teeth and from along the gum line, we can help to boost the freshness of your breath.
  • Saving money. With regular cleanings and check-ups, we are your oral health care partner, actively working to prevent oral health issues from developing or progressing. This helps you to save money throughout your lifetime by prevention and early intervention.

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.