Have you visited the dentist regularly for a dental cleaning and exam? If it has been a while, you should check us out here at Sweetwater Dentistry in Fairhope, Alabama. Dr. Greer and staff stand ready to provide each patient with dental education in order to help improve their oral and overall health. It is imperative that you get your teeth cleaned by a professional at a dental office at least twice a year. Brushing and flossing at least twice a day and regular dental cleanings and checkups are the best ways to ensure that you maintain good oral health. Visit our website for more information about Dr. Greer, staff, and services offered at Sweetwater Dentistry.
Why is it so important to get your teeth cleaned at the dentist? It's great to have a good at-home oral health routine, but it is impossible to remove all of the harmful bacteria from all areas of your teeth at home with just a toothbrush. At the dentist, an educated, trained hygienist will scale and polish your teeth, making sure that every tooth is plaque free. What is plaque? Plaque is a sticky film that forms on your teeth when bacteria builds up. If it is missed by a toothbrush and is left on your teeth for an extended period of time, it can case decay and even turn into calculus. Calculus is plaque that has hardened on the teeth, and can only be removed at the dentist with special instruments. Calculus can cause gum disease, swelling, and bleeding. What is the best way to avoid calculus build up? The best way is to make sure that you are regularly brushing and flossing, and that you are visiting your dentist for cleanings at least twice a year to remove anything that you miss at home. Dr. Greer at Sweetwater Dentistry offers a $59.99 cleaning special for all new patients, so contact us today!