The Smile Shop
Adam Spriggs DDS & Kate Dolin DDS
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What Happens During a Dental Cleaning?

January 27, 2021
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Posted By: The Smile Shop
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Dental cleanings are crucial to your oral health and body wellness. Through professional teeth cleanings, you rid your mouth of the bacteria that can lead to tooth decay, infections, gum disease, and even body health issues.

Your Professional Teeth Cleaning Near Morrisville, NC

During your professional teeth cleaning, we make sure you’re relaxed and comfortable. We then rely on special tools to rid your teeth and gums of all that your toothbrush and floss leave behind.

With our tools, we can get to hard-to-reach areas as well, leaving you with a clean slate for the next six months.

Many patients find teeth cleanings relaxing and even pleasant. We may also opt to provide a fluoride treatment on this day to help strengthen your enamel.

Why Professional Teeth Cleanings Are Important

Brushing and flossing play a crucial role in your long-term oral health, but they cannot rid your mouth of stubborn tartar and bacteria, which leaves you vulnerable to preventable dental health issues, including gum disease.

Gum disease means inflammation of the tissues and periodontal ligaments that support your teeth. Gum disease starts as gingivitis, which your dentist can reverse. However, when it crosses over into periodontitis, it becomes merely treatable.

Without intervention, gum disease can mean tooth loss, and it has even been linked to heart health complications, stroke, and specific types of dementia.

Professional teeth cleanings and checkups with your dentist near Morrisville are your best defense. It means spending a little time in the dental chair every six months compared to ongoing treatment for lingering conditions.

Schedule Your Next Teeth Cleaning and Dental Checkup Today

We like to remind our patients to brush and floss at least twice daily between dental checkups and to always contact our office if they notice oral health changes between visits.

If it’s time for your teeth cleaning and dental exam, reach out to a friendly staff member to get started.

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