How Professional Teeth Cleanings Promote Better Oral Health
Your teeth were meant to last you across the ages, and our top Phoenix, AZ dentist and hygienist want to help you achieve this goal.
The American Dental Association recommends teeth cleanings every six months—more often if you have periodontal disease or are prone to cavities.
Our hygienist at Dental Care at Moon Valley also pays close attention to oral health changes that have taken place between cleanings and provides tips to help you maintain a healthy smile.
Brushing and Flossing Do Not Get Rid of Stubborn Bacteria and Tartar
It’s true! Even if you brush and floss after every meal and avoid sugary drinks and desserts, bacteria and tartar collect on teeth. Stubborn bacteria and tartar cannot be cleared away by brushing and flossing alone.
Also, it is impossible to clean every nook and get close enough to the gumline to eradicate bacteria.
This means you are vulnerable to cavities, infections, and periodontal disease even if you have a great oral hygiene routine at home.
Of course, we recommend a great routine at home, but we have found that people who brush and floss routinely in conjunction with regular professional teeth cleanings in Phoenix, AZ have fewer cavities, infections, and are at a decreased risk for periodontal disease and tooth loss.
What Happens During a Teeth Cleaning?
Our hygienist utilizes the latest technologies to gently clear away stubborn bacteria and tarter, working close to the gumline and the tight spaces between teeth.
This is a relaxing treatment and should not be painful!
In some cases, fluoride varnish may be recommended depending on what our hygienist sees inside your mouth.
Prior to or after your cleaning is a great time to ask our hygienist for any tips to help you up your routine at home, too.
Contact Dental Care at Moon Valley
If you haven’t scheduled a professional teeth cleaning in a while, get in touch with our Phoenix, AZ dental office today.