If you are brushing and flossing diligently, you might wonder why you should bother getting professional cleanings.
There are actually some important reasons why you should visit us at our dental office in Irvine for dental cleanings.
While plenty of research has gone into making toothbrushes and dental floss more effective, they simply can’t get into every nook and cranny of your mouth. Unfortunately, these nooks and crannies are exactly where bacteria are going to hide and where cavities will develop.
Have You Ever Rented a Carpet Cleaner?
Imagine this for a moment.
You vacuum your home on a regular basis. Your carpet is in pretty good shape. It certainly doesn’t smell or look dirty, and you are proud to have guests over.
One day, you decide to rent a carpet shampooer. You get to work and soon you notice that the water you are sucking back up is quite dirty.
How could this be? You’ve always been such a consistent housekeeper!
Dental cleanings are the same way.
Plaque and tartar can hide in places you can’t see. Our skilled hygienists come in with specialized tools designed for precisely this job and carefully assess and evaluate your teeth to find all these hiding places. They carefully remove every trace of plaque and tartar build-up so you can have a fresh start every six months.
Other Benefits of Cleanings
Along with cleaning teeth, hygienists also perform a number of other important functions, including:
- Watching for areas of concern to notify Dr. Robertson
- Evaluating your gum health and looking for signs of developing gum disease
- Reviewing your home hygiene routine and looking for possible areas of improvement
- Providing advice about products you can use to get the most benefit from your home care
Cleanings are an essential part of your preventive treatment plan. They significantly reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease and help catch any problems that do develop early on when simpler, more conservative treatments are likely to be effective.
Is It Time for Your Cleaning?
Even if it’s been a while, give us a call! We’ll never judge you or embarrass you. After all, we know that there are many reasons why people don’t see the dentist regularly.
We’ll meet you where you are and work with you to develop a plan to help get your mouth healthy and keep it that way.
We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!