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Importance of Professional Teeth Cleaning With Your Dentist

How your general dentist in Tequesta, Florida can help keep your smile healthy.

Brushing and flossing are important steps toward maintaining a healthy smile. It takes a little bit more to ensure the health of your smile. Your teeth need to be cleaned regularly by a dental professional too.

Dr. John Brodner of Brodner Dentistry in Tequesta, Florida offers a wide variety of restorative, cosmetic, and preventive dental care services, including professional teeth cleaning appointments, to keep your smile healthy.

Tooth decay, gum disease, and periodontal disease all begin with plaque. There are millions of bacteria in the plaque which accumulate on your teeth. If these bacteria are left alone, they produce toxins that can destroy both the hard tissue (your teeth and supporting bone) and the soft tissue (your gums and the fibers and ligaments which hold your teeth in place.)

Brushing and flossing help to temporarily remove the plaque and reduce bacteria levels. When you add regular professional teeth cleaning, the plaque is thoroughly removed, along with hard deposits, known as calculus, or tartar.

Removing calculus is important because it’s a breeding ground for plaque bacteria. Your dental care professional removes the plaque and calculus and polishes your teeth to a smooth, sparkling finish. The smooth tooth surface makes it more difficult for plaque to accumulate, and bacteria levels are reduced.

During your regular teeth cleaning appointment, your general dentist and dental hygienist will also monitor your gums and supporting bone, looking for any signs of gum disease or periodontal disease.

This is also an excellent opportunity for you to learn all about the latest preventive techniques and tools you can use at home to maintain your healthy smile.

Ideally, you should have a professional tooth cleaning every 6 months if you have a healthy mouth, or every 3 to 4 months if you have gum disease or periodontal disease.

Regular teeth cleaning appointments are important to the health and beauty of your smile. To find out more about professional teeth cleaning and other preventive services, call Dr. John Brodner of Brodner Dentistry in Tequesta, Florida at (561) 746-7600. Call today.

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