When was the last time you stopped in for a dental cleaning? We often remind our Garland, TX, patients just how vital a routine cleaning is for maintaining good oral health. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at the benefits of routine visits and having your teeth cleaned.
Fresh Breath and More
A cleaning removes plaque buildup from the surface of your teeth. When you brush and floss your teeth, you help prevent buildup from occurring, but only a professional cleaning removes the plaque. The procedure helps freshen breath, reducing the risk of halitosis. The plaque buildup also leads to the presence of stains, so the procedure also helps brighten teeth as well.
Preventing Gum Disease and Tooth Decay
The most important reason to undergo routine dental cleanings is to help prevent serious oral health problems. Plaque weakens tooth enamel, which make the risk of tooth decay more likely. The buildup also inflames gum tissue, increasing the chances of gingivitis and gum disease as well. While tooth decay can be treated and gingivitis reversed, once gum disease forms there is no cure, you will need to undergo routine treatment to manage the disease and prevent the advanced stages, which are often responsible for tooth loss.
How Often Should You See Us?
For most patients, we recommend a treatment every six months. However, for those with high risk factors for gum disease, a visit every three to four months may be necessary. Even if you brush and floss daily as recommended, you still need to have the plaque and tartar removed from your smile. As we’ve discussed above, this offers a number of benefits and is necessary for patients of all ages, from children to adults. If you have any questions or if you’re ready to schedule a visit for you and your family, then contact our team today.
Do You Need Your Teeth Cleaned?
Our team helps patients maintain optimal oral health with routine preventive care. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX, today at 972-530-0552. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in both Spanish and Vietnamese.