If you brush and floss daily (or twice daily), you’re doing a great job at taking care of your oral health. But no matter how hard you work on your oral hygiene at home, there is no substitute for professional teeth cleaning, whether you live in San Diego, California, or anywhere else.
Brushing and flossing aren’t enough to remove tartar and plaque from your teeth. There are many reasons why you should have your teeth cleaned twice a year.
Below, we list some of the reasons for having your teeth cleaned professionally.
Plaque builds up constantly in your mouth, even if you brush and floss twice daily. While brushing and flossing is excellent everyday oral health maintenance, brushing and flossing won’t remove tartar. Tartar is plaque that has hardened on your teeth and can only be removed by a professional with the right tools. The biggest problem with tartar is that it builds up in areas that generally aren’t reached by dental floss and a toothbrush.
When your teeth are cleaned, your dentist will perform a comprehensive exam of your gums and teeth. This exam will detect early signs of tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. Decay can be lurking underneath in places that you can’t see.
While conducting the exam, your dentist will scan your mouth for pre-cancerous lesions and oral cancer.
You will love how good your teeth feel after cleaning them professionally.
Routine professional dental cleanings are quick and painless. Here is what happens at your professional cleaning.