The Importance of Regular Teeth Cleanings

The Importance of Regular Teeth Cleanings

Regular teeth cleanings are an integral part of keeping your teeth healthy and looking their best. In addition to helping to prevent the development of tooth decay and gum disease, regular cleanings also help to brighten your smile and make your teeth appear whiter.

How Can You Prevent Plaque Buildup?

Brushing and flossing are two very effective ways to prevent plaque from forming on your teeth. Food particles can be caught in your toothbrush bristles when you brush or floss, and this helps to remove food from your mouth before it has a chance to cling to your teeth.

In addition to brushing and flossing every day, you should also visit your dentist at least twice a year for a professional cleaning and examination. Your dentist will clean the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth and remove any buildup of tartar that can’t be removed at home.

Plaque that is allowed to sit on the surface of your teeth hardens into a substance called calculus or tartar. This substance is difficult to remove on your own and can be damaging to your oral health and your appearance when left untreated.

Once it turns into tartar, the only way to remove it from your teeth and gums is by visiting your dentist for professional cleanings. Your dentist can use special tools to remove the buildup of tartar and polish the surface of your teeth. This can remove stains and give your smile a more attractive appearance.

By keeping a good oral hygiene routine at home and visiting your dentist regularly for cleanings and exams, you can keep your smile healthy and bright for years to come!

Professional Dental Cleanings

The main benefit of professional teeth cleanings is the removal of plaque and tartar buildup. Plaque and tartar can both cause staining, swelling, irritation, and even gum disease if not removed on a regular basis. At-home dental care practices are also important to prevent cavities and periodontal disease in between dental visits.

Patients should visit the dentist every six to twelve weeks for regular cleaning and exam. If patients experience any pain or discomfort between appointments, they should call their dentist to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Staying on top of oral health can help prevent painful and costly complications down the road.

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of regular teeth cleanings or what to expect during your appointment, contact our office today to schedule a consultation. 

Trailhead Dental, located in Wheat Ridge, CO, is equipped with the latest technologies and modern amenities that enable the best dental care facilities for patients. If you have any additional questions, feel free to give us a call at (720) 242-6803. We’re always happy to help! 


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