Have you made your resolutions yet? Why not begin with a small one: start 2019 with a cleaner smile! We offer our Dallas, TX, patients thorough dental cleanings to remove plaque and help them enjoy optimal oral health. Find out what makes this such an essential procedure in today’s blog.
The Benefits of a Dental Cleaning
The purpose of a dental cleaning is to remove plaque buildup, as well as tartar (calcified plaque). Plaque occurs as bacteria breaks down food particles, a process that creates a sticky buildup on the teeth. Without removal, plaque actually weakens tooth enamel and increases the risk of cavities. The buildup also inflames gum tissue, boosting the chances of gingivitis and gum disease developing. A dental cleaning allows our team to remove the buildup and then polish the tooth, so patients leave with a healthier, brighter smile and fresher breath!
The Signs of Danger
When you see us every six months, we can monitor your smile carefully and identify possible problem areas in the earliest stages. However, if you don’t attend these regular visits, then you need to know what warning signs to watch for. Patients with cavities may report tooth sensitivity and toothaches. Those with gingivitis and gum disease may experience sore, red gums that bleed easily when brushing and flossing. Don’t ignore these changes to your smile, see us right away to discuss possible solutions.
In addition to having your teeth cleaned in our office, you also need to care for your smile from home. Doing so helps limit the amount of plaque that develops in between your visits. You should brush your teeth twice daily for about two minuets each session. We also suggest flossing every night before bed.
Gentle Smiles Family Dentistry Helps Improve Oral Health
At Gentle Smiles Family Dentistry, we want to help you enjoy a healthy smile all year. Contact us today by calling 972-329-7645 (972-329-SMILE) to enjoy compassionate, effective, and individualized care. At Gentle Smiles, we are proud to serve families from Dallas, TX, and the surrounding communities, including Mesquite, Balch Springs, Garland, and Seagoville.