The Importance of Professional Teeth Cleanings
Professional teeth cleanings are an important aspect of your dental health. These cleanings paired with regular dental examinations can help keep your teeth healthy and clean for the long run and avoid dental issues like teeth decay and gum disease. But what should you expect from a cleaning? Why are they so important? Find out the answers to these questions and more with Dr. Allan Kwon, Dr. Jenny Kwon, Dr. Jeffrey Altman, and Dr. David Lee at Prestige Dental Network in Meriden, Hartford and East Hartford, CT.
How often should I have my teeth professionally cleaned?
Every patient, no matter their age, risk level, or dental health, should have their teeth cleaned by a professional dental hygienist at their dentist’s office at least twice a year. Cleanings are almost always coupled with a routine dental examination to ensure that your teeth do not show any signs of teeth decay, gum disease, or other mouth-related conditions. These visits work in conjunction with a strong and committed at-home oral care routine to keep your teeth healthy.
Why are professional teeth cleanings important?
It is perfectly normal and healthy for bacteria to live in your mouth. However, if it is allowed to remain on the teeth, the bacteria begins to build up, forming plaque, a sticky substance which is the first stage of tooth decay. Plaque, if left on the teeth, eventually hardens into tartar. While plaque can be removed from the teeth using good brushing and flossing techniques, tartar can only be removed with a professional dental cleaning. Regular professional cleanings remove all of the plaque and tartar from the teeth, giving you a clean slate to work with during your at-home oral care routine.
Professional Teeth Cleanings and Routine Dental Examinations in East Hartford, CT
In addition to removing plaque and tartar from the teeth, regular cleanings can also help your dentist find and treat conditions like cavities or gum disease early, when they are most curable. This ensures that your dental condition does not require more invasive, complex procedures down the line.
For more information on professional teeth cleanings or to schedule your regular dental examination and cleaning, please contact our dentists at Prestige Dental Network in Meriden, Hartford and East Hartford, CT. Call to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!