This post from Harris Dental in Phoenix focuses on dental cleanings. You might wonder if you need a professional cleaning if you already practice dental hygiene daily at home.
The answer is that both processes are critical, because they work in tandem to maintain oral health.
We encourage our patients to practice preventative dentistry by:
- Healthy diet – fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts
- Regular dental cleanings
- Regular checkups
Dental cleanings increase the effectiveness of your daily oral care by removing the plaque and tarter that accumulate, regardless of how often your brush and floss. In fact, when plaque hardens, it can only be removed with the special tools used by a hygienist.
The goal is to make your tooth surfaces as smooth as possible, to prevent food particles from lodging in small spaces that are difficult to clean. If you are having an exam during the same visit, we may take dental x-rays. X-rays can reveal cavities while they are small and can be easily filled.
Let us know if your teeth are sensitive so we can make your cleaning as comfortable as possible. After the cleaning, a fluoride treatment may be given to help strengthen your teeth.
At Harris Dental in Phoenix, we pride ourselves on going that extra mile to ensure y0ur dental health is at its best. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.
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