Dental cleanings are important as part of a regular oral hygiene regimen. A typical cleaning will involve removal of tartar, the hardened calculus attached to teeth, and plaque, the sticky film that adheres loosely to teeth. This is important, as tartar buildup can cause more serious issues like cavities and even periodontal disease.
Aside the benefits of preventative maintenance dental cleanings provide, it’s also an opportunity for the hygienist and dentist to check the general condition of your teeth and gums. This allows proactive measures to prevent serious issues, and also allows the dentist to catch problems early when they are much simpler (and cheaper) to resolve. Some of the things a dentist may check for include gum disease, oral cancer, tooth decay, and the condition of fillings, crowns, and veneers.
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