Teeth are very sensitive and prone to decay, even when you take care of them. This is why it is so important to invest in your oral health through preventive dentistry. Having your teeth professionally cleaned at least twice a year can help you to prevent cavities and decay and ensure that your home techniques are up to par. At Ginger Creek Dental, our dentists are committed to providing high-quality care to our patients of all ages.
Promoting Good Oral Hygiene
Preventing cavities and periodontal disease requires constant upkeep. Not only must you brush and floss your teeth regularly, but you cannot put off your bi-annual visits to the dentist. You may not realize it, however during your teeth cleaning your Glen Carbon dentist cleans off the plaque and tartar which are building up on your teeth. This is an important step towards preventing cavities from developing. We also work to ensure that you are eating a healthy diet, which plays a major part in the health of your teeth.
Regular teeth cleanings can help to:
- Prevent or diagnose gum disease
- Prevent or diagnose infections
- Prevent or diagnose bone loss
- Prevent or diagnose cavities
Maintaining Excellent Oral Health
In the case that a cavity or dental problem has occurred, a tooth cleaning will give us the opportunity to spot it. We often find small problems before they have developed further, which can help to avoid costly and painful dental procedures. Our dentist can inspect and clean those small, hidden areas in your mouth which are difficult to brush on your own and determine whether there are any hidden cavities or gum disease.
To schedule an appointment with a Glen Carbon dentist for teeth cleaning, call us at (618) 692-1110.