- March 24, 2017
Spring is here, which is usually time for cleaning your house and yard. You’re shedding the old, drab of winter and embracing the ushering of sunnier, warmer days and blooming flowers. While spring cleaning is a tangible way to do away with the old and start off fresh and new.
Spring is also a good time to clean your teeth. Your dental health is important, more so than the clutter of your home.
Besides, who doesn’t want a fresh start without a bright, clean, healthy smile?
Why Teeth Cleaning?
Without healthy, strong teeth you would not be able to eat or speak properly.
Dental issues can quickly worsen and get out of hand if not treated immediately and effectively.
Something as simple as a minor cavity can escalate into tooth decay, which can be more expensive to treat, involve more invasive treatment and potentially cause pain and discomfort.
With dental health being so important and spring being the perfect time to turn over a new leaf, it is fitting that right now is “National Cleaning Week.”
National Cleaning Week is from March 26th through April 2nd. During this week, dentists across the U.S. educate and stress the importance of regular, professional teeth cleaning as well as daily at-home dental hygiene.
Everyone should get their teeth cleaned by their dentist at least twice a year (every 6 months) as part of their dental hygiene routine.
A professional teeth cleaning should be in conjunction with each patient’s twice daily at-home teeth cleaning (which includes brushing and flossing).
Benefits of Regular Teeth Cleaning
Teeth cleaning done at Historic Triangle Dental Care provides a more thorough cleaning and it gets in tricky places, such as in between teeth where a patient’s at-home cleaning efforts can miss.
A teeth cleaning at your dentist office also comes with examinations for major dental issues such as gum disease. A professional will also be able to detect and observe abnormalities that you would easily overlook.
Both twice daily brushing and bi-annual professional cleaning help reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease which can negatively impact your daily life, lead to worsening conditions requiring more expensive and intensive treatment and even tooth loss.
What to Expect From a Teeth Cleaning at Historic Triangle Dental
When patients come in for dental cleaning at Historic Triangle Dental Care, we provide an in-depth dental examination along with the cleaning.
Patients will meet our staff and dentists and have a series of exams, including x-rays and digital photographs. Our dental hygienists will check for gum disease and our dentist will check for jaw alignment issues, bite, and possible airway issues.
If additional tests or treatment need to be done, a second appointment will be scheduled to begin treatment before cleaning is done.
After the dental examination and cleaning, our receptionist will work with the patient to go over payment and financing options.
Regular dental check-ups and cleaning allow us to catch possible dental health issues either before they develop or stop the progression of the issue before it gets severe.
If you haven’t had your teeth cleaned within 6 months, you’re putting your teeth and gums at risk of infection and decay.
Protect your oral health by scheduling a teeth cleaning and examination appointment with our dental office in Williamsburg, VA office today.