Regular dental cleanings are an important part of an overall plan to protect and preserve teeth. Daily brushing and flossing is important for protecting teeth but professional cleanings are also necessary. There are many ways that professional dental cleanings in Mesa Arizona are helpful for preserving teeth.
1. Hard to Reach Areas
When brushing and flossing teeth at home, patients cannot see what is being cleaned without the use of a mirror. Even with a mirror, a person’s vision of his or her own teeth is largely obstructed. However, a dental professional can look directly into a person’s mouth while doing a teeth cleaning. This allows the professional to do a better job of cleaning the patient’s teeth. In addition, a dental professional can identify areas that are not being properly cleaned and help teach the patient to properly clean these areas at home.
2. Special Tools and Cleaners
Dentists and hygienists have access to specialized tools and cleaners that are not readily available to the general public. Dental professionals can remove tartar, plaque and other buildup from teeth that people cannot remove at home. Professional gum cleaning can also reduce debris that is often missed by flossing and brushing alone. In addition, annual or bi-annual dental visits allow professionals to apply fluoride and treatments to preserve healthy teeth.
3. Professional Assessment
Regular dental cleanings provide dental professionals an opportunity to assess a person’s teeth and the surrounding tissue. Dentists and hygienists know the early signs of tooth decay, gum disease and other dental disorders. By making regular visits to have his or her teeth cleaned, a person may find out about problems before they become worse. Early treatment of dental disorders will require less time, less money and less pain to correct any problems.
If you or a loved one has not a recent cleaning, get it scheduled today!