4 Reasons Why Bi-Annual Cleanings Are So Important
It’s that time of year again…your dental office sends you the friendly reminder for your 6 month cleaning. However, you may feel that your oral health is already in tip top shape. After all, you ensure that you thoroughly brush and floss every single day. You reason that since you are not experiencing any pain or problems, you can skip one of your bi-annual cleanings.
If you feel this way, you are not alone. Many people wonder why dentists stress the importance of bi-annual cleanings. As you read below, you will see why getting a cleaning every 6 months is critical to your oral health.
1. Professional Cleaning
Your friends here at Creekside Dental commend you for keeping up with your daily oral hygiene routine! Unfortunately, despite having even the best toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss around, you are simply not going to be able to clean every nook and cranny. In general, our mouth builds up quite a bit of hard to remove tartar or calculus in 6 months. Further, there are issues that may not be noticeable to the untrained eye. This is where the professionals come in. The instruments and techniques used by the hygienist or Dentist can not only reach plaque and build up, but effectively remove it.
As you can read on our website, “Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:
- Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
- Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease!
- Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.”
2. Save Money and Time.
Who doesn’t enjoy a little spare time and cash? Well, when you are up to date with your cleanings, your dentist and hygienist can spot early signs of cavities, periodontal disease, compromised restorations, ect. In doing so, they can save you from having to deal with both costly and time consuming treatments that are required when we fail to fix problems early on. Definitely worth the bi-annual cleanings, wouldn't you agree?
3. Prevent Serious Health Problems.
Your dentists and staff at Creekside Dental ensure your oral health is thoroughly checked when you come in. Oral cancer, jaw ailments, and decay are some of the issues the doctor looks for. If a small cavity was left uncared for, the infection could eventually leak into your bloodstream with disastrous results. How much better to have bi-monthly oral care to prevent such serious problems! As a result, you will be protecting your overall health as well.
4. Maintain Dental Health.
Last but not least! We have already brought out the importance of your daily oral healthcare routine. However, having a consistent professional cleaning will give you further incentive to maintain that oral care routine. Your dentist can give you individualized tips that are essential to your dental health. Further, you will no doubt love that fresh, clean, after the dentist feeling so much, that you will want to strive to keep it that way as long as possible.
Undeniably, maintaining your bi-annual cleanings benefits you to a considerable degree. In closing, if you have any questions about bi-annual cleanings or would appreciate further information, please contact us at the information below.
41785 Nicole Lane
Temecula, CA 92591
Phone: (951) 699-3250
Fax: (951) 699-3830