If you’re like most people, you know the importance of regularly brushing and flossing your teeth. Not only do your teeth and gums feel better when they are clean, you also know that they look better to everyone around you. Not to mention, of course, that your breath is much fresher when you’ve been paying attention to your oral health.
Still, you may have been putting off having your teeth professionally cleaned by a dental hygienist as part of a regular dental check-up. While it’s understandable that you may be busy or even have a fear of going to the dentist, cleanings are crucial to your oral health and overall wellbeing.
Why Get a Professional Cleaning?
Brushing and flossing are important, but they aren’t a substitute for a thorough cleaning by a professional. A hygienist has the skills and equipment to clean areas of your teeth that your toothbrush just can’t reach.
In fact, American Dental Association recommends that adults and children see their dentists every six months for an examinations and professional cleanings. Regular checkups can help your hygienist and dentist identify any problems before they cause significant problems. In addition, a thorough cleaning by a licensed hygienist can keep your teeth and gums healthy and looking great.
You should also know that there is a growing body of evidence showing a connection between oral health and overall physical health. Poor oral hygiene can lead to gum disease, which may contribute to several serious health problems, including heart disease and dementia.
What About Costs?
Most dental insurance plans offer free or low cost cleanings as an incentive to maintain good oral health. If you don’t have dental insurance, our in-house value or discount plan offers low cost preventative and maintenance services for the same reason. Ask about our in-house plan.
How to Schedule a Cleaning
Call us today to set up an appointment for a cleaning and checkup. We offer flexible appointment scheduling as well as multiple payment options that are as gentle on your wallet as our dental professionals are with your teeth.