You might know that dental cleanings are important. However, it’s not unlikely that you’re unsure what makes them so significant. If you don’t really know much when it comes to the point of receiving cleanings for your oral health, we encourage you to become more familiar! It will give you all the motivation you need to schedule preventive visits.
Did You Know You Have Tartar?
Even with your best intentions and efforts, your use of your toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss will end up missing a bit of plaque here and there. If you know anything about plaque, you know that it turns into tartar (an incredibly hard substance that it similar to cement) in just 24 to 48 hours. This means that even the little traces you miss will harden. Unfortunately, tartar can lead to gum disease, gum recession, and cavities. As you may have just noticed, you need professional dental cleanings because you cannot get your teeth 100 percent spotless on your own.
About Dental Cleanings
When you receive a dental cleaning with us, our goal is to remove any traces of plaque and tartar buildup that have settled onto your teeth and beneath your gumline. The reason we do this is twofold:
- Removing the plaque and tartar will allow you to avoid the aforementioned problems like cavities and gum disease
- Removing plaque and tartar lets you more thoroughly and effectively clean your smile at home, so you’re not putting forth effort that will end up failing or leading to only partially effective results