You brush and floss regularly, so why do you need a professional cleaning? The truth is, only a professional dental cleaning can remove both the soft and hard deposits from your teeth, making it an essential component of maintaining your smile's health. Read below to learn more about why dental cleanings need to be an important part of your oral hygiene routine, and call cosmetic dentists Drs. Saul and David Frechtman of Frechtman Family Dental in Edison, New Jersey, to set up an appointment!
Why Are Regular Cleanings Essential?
Brushing after meals and before bed removes the plaque which clings to your teeth. Flossing every day removes the plaque in between your teeth where the toothbrush can’t reach. Removing plaque is important because it contains millions of harmful bacteria that can give you gum and periodontal disease, destroying your smile. Though brushing and flossing are indispensable in maintaining proper oral hygiene, they can't completely remove all of the present plaque—checkups are still needed to clean your teeth on an in-depth level and prevent decay.
Plaque isn't the only problem clinging to your teeth. There is another substance, called calculus (i.e. tartar), which adheres to your teeth. Unable to be removed with just brushing and flossing, calculus is a hard deposit that provides a rough surface which bacterial plaque can thrive on. During a professional dental cleaning, your highly skilled dental hygienist will remove the calculus and smooth tooth surfaces using state-of-the-art ultrasonic and handheld tools. On top of these health benefits, your cleaning boasts a cosmetic perk as well; after the calculus and plaque have been removed, your teeth will be polished free of stains, giving you a dazzlingly white smile!
At your professional dental cleaning appointment, you will also learn about the latest techniques, tools, and information to help you keep your smile healthy at home. After all, your daily oral care routine is the most important way to protect your smile from gum and periodontal disease.
To learn more about professional dental cleanings and other preventive dental services, contact Drs. Saul and David Frechtman of Frechtman Family Dental in Edison, New Jersey. They offer a full range of preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dental services, so call (732) 548-8600 today!