Why should I get my teeth professionally cleaned?
Regular visits to the dentist are recommended at least once every six months in order to maintain proper oral hygiene and screen for any potential problems. Dental hygienists work closely with the dentist, providing the dental cleaning that is part of a regular visit and is essential to keeping teeth clean and healthy. The hygienist will remove tartar and plaque, which can build up and cause inflammation and disease if left untreated, and polish the teeth to remove stains. Receiving regular checkups can help improve your dental health and prevent major problems from developing.
Consistent brushing and flossing is only one part of preventative dental care. A professional teeth cleaning can help to prevent gingivitis and other periodontal diseases. Teeth cleaning by a dental hygienist can help to remove plaque and tarter build up that may be difficult for the patient to reach themselves or may be difficult to remove without the help of professional teeth cleaning techniques.