Why should I have two cleanings each year?
The American Dental Association recommends that most patients have their teeth professionally cleaned two times per year (every six months), and we agree with this recommendation.
Our ultimate goal is to protect your teeth and help you keep them for a lifetime. Regular visits for cleanings and examinations help us do that.
The fact is, no matter how diligently you brush your teeth, you simply aren't going to be able to remove every last trace of plaque. Over time, this plaque, a combination of food particles, saliva, and bacteria, sits on the surface of your teeth. Eventually, it hardens into tartar, which can't be removed by either a toothbrush or dental floss. Depending on the location of the deposit, the result will be either decay or gum irritation and recession (or both!).
Every six months, your dental hygienist will carefully assess your oral health and remove any build-up of plaque or tartar using their knowledge, their training, and their specialized instruments. This gives you a fresh start and prevents the damage that occurs from plaque and tartar that are allowed to remain on your teeth for an extended period of time. Additionally, your hygienist can notify your dentist if they notice anything that could indicate a problem, such as signs of decay or gum disease. This allows for prompt treatment early on.
Has it been a while since your last check-up and cleaning? Give us a call and we'll help you get back on track without any judgment! We want to help you get and stay healthy!
We had a new patient in the practice who hasn't been to the dentist in years and he was very happy. Hear what he has to say about Dr. Gladnick!... Read more
Everyone in this office is always so great and so nice. They provide great cleaning and even provide very helpful tips on helping you on any questions you may have.