Regular cleanings with your hygienist are an important step in maintaining your smile.
- They reduce the amount of plaque in your mouth. Bacteria are always in your mouth. After you eat, bacteria produce plaque that can damage your teeth’s enamel. Regular brushing helps to remove plaque from your teeth and limit the bacteria, but regular dental cleanings remove the plaque that brushing can't—like the plaque below your gum line.
- They help protect you from gum diseases that can affect your overall health. Regular brushing and annual cleanings help you to avoid destructive diseases like gingivitis as well as more severe periodontal problems that are hard to treat and can cause larger health problems.
- They keep your dental health manageable. During professional cleanings, your dentist checks for cavities and other dental issues that can be easily corrected.
You can schedule an appointment at Peak Health Dentistry right now, by contacting us.