SPRING CLEANING FOR YOUR SMILE!
Spring has finally arrived! For many of us, this is the time of year we thoroughly clean, declutter and organize our homes, and let a breath of fresh air into our lives. But what about your smile? Even with daily brushing and flossing, it is important to come into our office for your routine cleanings. A biannual examination and professional teeth cleanings are necessary to prevent pain and more costly procedures in the future. In fact, according to the Academy of General Dentistry, getting a professional cleaning a least twice a year, (or 3-4 times a year as recommended by your hygienist), has a significant impact on the quality of a person’s long-term oral health. In the case of professional teeth cleaning, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Routine Cleanings Can Make A Big Difference
Routine cleanings remove plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) which builds up over time. It is impossible to remove tartar with regular brushing and flossing. Your hygienist, Samantha, uses specific dental scalers, including an ultrasonic device that uses vibrations and water to break up and remove plaque and tartar. Without a routine professional cleaning, plaque and tartar will start to attack your gums and underlying bone that holds your teeth in your jaw. This can lead to infections such as gingivitis, which is reversible and periodontitis, which is not.
Professional cleanings and routine examinations can reinforce your at-home dental hygiene care as it resets your habits and gives you a fresh start. Additionally, these examinations give Dr. Trobough an opportunity to take a close look at your mouth to ensure that you don’t have any problems that have gone undetected.
On top of keeping your smile squeaky clean and making sure your oral health is in check, a professional cleaning appointment gives you the opportunity to have a conversation with our hygienist, Samantha about your daily dental routine or any concerns you may have. Regular examinations and cleanings allow us to suggest changes you can make to improve your oral health.
Take time for yourself and your teeth – schedule a spring-cleaning appointment with our office today, and keep your smile bright!