Regular Cleanings for a Healthy Smile
Professional dental cleanings are an essential part of your overall dental health. They’re also the best way to keep your teeth looking and feeling their best. By seeing your dentist for a cleaning every six months, you can help prevent cavities and gum disease. Regular cleanings also reinforce good oral habits that will promote lifelong dental health.
Although some people believe they don’t need to see a dentist if they brush and floss every day, the truth is that a dental cleaning provides a deeper clean that good oral habits at home simply can’t match. Daily brushing and flossing are important, but these activities often leave plaque, food particles and bacteria behind. Skipping out on dental cleanings can result in cavities, gum disease, bad breath and long-term oral health issues.
Most patients need a cleaning every six months. This is especially important for children who may also need additional treatments such as fluoride and sealants. For adults, we typically recommend two cleanings per year, but this may vary depending on your history and your overall oral health. A professional cleaning is one of the best ways to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Speak with your dentist to determine your optimal cleaning schedule based on your individual risk factors for the most effective preventive dental plan.
All of our locations throughout the Twin Cities, greater Minnesota and western Wisconsin offer teeth cleanings for new and established patients of all ages.