Prevention is always better than treatment. By actively preventing disease and decay through regular home care, professional dental cleanings and regular exams, you will maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.
In addition, effective prevention can help you avoid costly treatments in the future to remove decay, restore teeth and treat gum disease. Regular prevention is truly your best investment.
Why Are Professional Dental Cleanings Necessary?
We all know that brushing twice a day and flossing once a day are two keys to optimal dental hygiene. We know that we can optimize our oral health by utilizing mouthwash throughout the day. While all of these daily activities will help to keep your mouth happy and clean, they are not always enough to prevent gum disease and tooth decay. This is where the dentists and dental hygienists of New Smiles Dental come in.
Professional cleanings involve a deep cleaning of your gums and teeth, removing the plague and tartar that simple cannot be wiped out by your tooth brush. During your cleanings, we will use X-Rays to spot areas of decay (i.e.; cavities) and we will inspect your mouth for signs of gym disease of loss of bone mass. Of course we trust that you take very good care of your oral health, but without teeth cleanings you are almost guaranteed to miss the causes of tooth decay and gingivitis.
Here at New Smiles Dental, we suggest that our patients schedule a cleaning twice a year. However, if you are prone to developing cavities and/or suffer from gum disease, we may suggest you schedule appointments more often.