Many dental issues can be prevented with routine hygiene health and wellness appointments. Every day plaque and tartar can build up as the result of bacteria living off the bits of food trapped in hard to reach places around teeth. The presence of this bacteria causes teeth to decay and form cavities, and can cause or be associated with a number of other major health issues. Routine cleanings allow for the effective removal of these bacteria, while routine exams help to catch issues like oral cancer early on.
Cleanings are highly encouraged every 3-6 months. Have you ever wondered why? That’s exactly how much time it takes for bacteria to form a layer of plaque on your teeth, which cannot be reached with regular brushing or flossing. Only a dental professional has the tools and experience to reach those hard to reach places. Our team also takes this time to look for other warning signs of cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, etc.