The Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings
- Posted on: Oct 15 2019
Regular dental cleanings are an important part of preventative dentistry. To maintain healthy teeth and gums, patients need to visit their dentist on a routine basis to have their smile examined and cleaned. Patients who visit Dr. David S. Frey of Beverly Hills, CA are educated on the benefits of preventative dental care with a team that is highly trained and experienced.
Why have your teeth cleaned regularly?
A professional cleaning is a deeper and more thorough cleaning than what can be achieved at home with a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss. If you have a good oral hygiene routine, you may already brush your teeth after every meal and floss at least once a day. By doing so, you are avoiding the buildup of plaque that can develop into more serious issues such as dental decay and periodontal disease. Even those patients with an excellent oral hygiene routine may not catch all areas of their smile. The plaque left behind can harden into calculus or tartar, both strong, hard substances that cannot be removed by the patient themselves. It needs to be scaled or scraped off of the teeth by a dental professional during a cleaning. Removal is so important as calculus consists of bacteria that can be toxic to the smile, resulting in inflammation and infection of the gums, starting the development of periodontal disease.
Preventing gum disease and cavities
Gum disease and cavities are the two main causes of problems in one’s smile. Luckily, both of these can be avoided with a proper oral health care routine. In addition to caring for the smile on a daily basis with brushing and flossing, patients are advised to visit their dentist at least twice a year for a full examination and a professional cleaning to keep the smile beautiful and maintain their oral health and wellness!
Schedule your dental examination and cleaning
Dr. David S. Frey and his team in Beverly Hills, CA are available to provide quality, preventative care for patients in the community. If you are ready to undergo routine cleanings and examinations with an experienced professional, book an appointment by calling (310) 276-4537. The practice is located at 462 North Lindon Drive, Suite 414 and accepts new patients and families.
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