It is recommended that patients get dental cleanings every six months, to improve and maintain good oral health. Dr. Phillip Greer of Sweet Water Dentistry offers a $59.99 new patient cleaning special for all patients that have yet to experience a relaxing cleaning with us here at our office located in Fairhope, AL. At a dental cleaning appointment, a hygienist will remove plaque which is bacteria that accumulates on your teeth.
It is nearly impossible to remove all areas of plaque on your teeth with just brushing and flossing at home, which is why getting your teeth professionally cleaned at the dentist is so important. If plaque is not removed, it can cause decay or turn into calculus and cannot be removed at home with a toothbrush, which can lead to gum disease and tooth loss. Cleanings also allow the dentist to detect caries (or cavities) in the teeth. It is important to catch decay early so that you can have a simple filling instead of waiting until more extensive, expensive problems occur from the decay.
Your gums will also be evaluated and measured to check the health of your gums and make sure that no gum disease or oral cancer is present. Once your teeth have been cleared of plaque, the hygienist will also polish your teeth to remove surface stains from your teeth. Your teeth will also be flossed, which is a very important for oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing twice a day or after every meal is a good habit to form to ensure proper oral hygiene at home. Once tooth decay gets to a certain point, it become irreversible. This is why it is imperative to get your teeth cleaned and an exam twice a year to make sure your oral health is taken care of. Visit our website Sweet Water Smile for more information about our practice.
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