Professional dental cleanings are essential for maintaining a healthy and fresh smile. We know that it can seem daunting to keep up with your recommended schedule of professional cleanings, but our Lincoln Park dentists are here to tell you that it is important, and it is worth it!
The American Dental Association recommends that people complete professional cleanings every six months or so. This is just a general recommendation, so your dentist will let you know if you should follow a different schedule.
Here are just some of the reasons you should complete professional dental cleanings:
1. Bye Bye Plaque
Oral bacteria build up on your smile over time, and these bacteria cause oral health issues ranging from cavities to gum disease to bad breath. You work hard to minimize plaque buildup at home by brushing and flossing your teeth, but you really need to combine these daily efforts with periodic professional “deep cleanings.”
2. Early Detection
It can be difficult for dental patients to notice unhealthy changes to their smiles, because these changes occur slowly over time. When you come in for your dental cleaning, our team is able to evaluate your oral health, and spot any signs of dental damage, decay, or oral cancer, before these problems intensify. Early detection and treatment improve your long-term prognosis!
3. Refinements To Your Routine
Our dental team is your partner in dental care; we can help you make the necessary changes to your dental routine in order to improve your oral health results. Your semi-annual professional dental cleaning is an ideal time for us to touch base about these issues!
Even if it has been a long time since you have been in to see the dentist, our Lincoln Park dental team is here to help you get back on track. Please feel free to call our team to schedule a personal consultation!