Good dental care starts at home. Brushing the teeth routinely after meals, as well as flossing between the teeth daily, can go a long way towards helping you maintain clean and healthy teeth. However, beyond that daily care, it is important to get professional cleanings and checkups at the dentist’s office on a regular basis.
Dental cleanings are necessary even when the teeth are brushed and flossed daily. A toothbrush doesn’t reach the plaque just under the gum line, and it is important to remove this periodically. Also, since plaque hardens into unbrushable tartar after a short time (usually a little over a day), professional care is necessary to remove it. You should get your teeth cleaned by the dentist every six months.
During a hygiene appointment at Minneapolis Dental, we will help you by professionally removing any plaque or tartar that has built up on your teeth, including those hard to reach spots under the gum line or behind the back molars. You will leave with your mouth feeling clean and fresh, and secure in the knowledge that your teeth are free from plaque and tartar which could cause decay.
Dental exams are also important in preserving your teeth. By getting your teeth examined professionally, you can help ensure any signs of impending trouble can be noticed early on. We will address any dental issues you may be experiencing in the most comfortable and gentle way possible. Also, a dental situation or oral disease can nearly always be handled with preventive care if the symptoms are spotted and acted upon early enough. This is the best way to avoid any need for costly and extensive dental treatment, so be sure you come for checkups routinely