Having your teeth cleaned by a dentist or dental hygienist is one of the easiest ways to prevent tooth decay and spot problems before they get worse. A professional cleaning helps prevent cavities because dentists have state-of-the-art equipment that can remove plaque more effectively than the manual or electric toothbrush you use at home. They also have the tools and expertise required to remove tartar or calcified plaque. Tartar, which is something that even the best oral care routine can’t get rid of without professional help, can lead to gum disease and eventually tooth loss when it’s allowed to linger or progress.
In addition to decreasing your odds of developing tooth decay or gum disease, routine dental cleanings provide a variety of important benefits, including:
Just as you have individual medical needs, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to how often you should see Dr. Allemand for routine dental cleanings. That’s because some people have better teeth or oral hygiene habits, while others have teeth that are naturally prone to decay, no matter how well they brush and floss. After assessing your dental history, your current habits, and the overall condition of your teeth, Dr. Allemand can recommend how often you should come in for regular cleanings and exams. Some patients may only require an annual visit, while others may need to schedule an appointment every six months.
North Bend Dental Care accepts most major insurance plans. Please contact our office directly with any questions.