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The Important Role of Professional Teeth Cleaning

November 19, 2021
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Posted By: Jeffrey J. Tibbs, DDS Staff
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Professional teeth cleaning is your first line of defense against preventable conditions like tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss.

Your Winston-Salem, NC dentist and the American Dental Association promote two dental checkups per year, and these checkups include professional dental cleanings. Additionally, most dental insurance plans allow for these preventive exams and teeth cleanings every six months.

Why Professional Teeth Cleanings Are Essential

Professional teeth cleaning clears everything from your teeth and gums that your toothbrush and dental floss leave behind. This means working in hard-to-reach locations and eradicating the most stubborn tartar buildup.

When these ingredients are cleaned from your teeth and gums, you are at a significantly lower risk for decay, gum disease, and tooth loss.

What Happens at a Professional Teeth Cleaning in Winston-Salem, NC?

Our hygienist utilizes special tools and technologies to gently clean and polish your teeth. While the techniques are effective, they are never painful. In fact, you may find your teeth cleaning relaxing!

Your hygienist can talk to you about problem areas that you may be missing with your toothbrush and dental floss. And you can ask questions to help optimize your at-home brushing and flossing sessions.

Your Role in Prevention

Professional teeth cleanings are essential, but so are at-home brushing and flossing. For best results, we recommend brushing and flossing after each meal or at least twice every day.

Other helpful tips for a healthy smile include:

  • Quitting tobacco use in all forms
  • Lowering your sugary and acidic food/drink intake
  • Rinsing your mouth if you can’t get to your toothbrush
  • Calling your dentist when something is amiss
  • Wearing the proper mouthguard during contact athletics
  • Wearing the appropriate nightguard if you have bruxism

Is It Time for Your Next Teeth Cleaning?

We provide healthy smiles for patients everywhere, including our neighbors in Clemmens, Lewisville, and Muddy Creek, NC. We are also happy to accept CareCredit.

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