Professional Cleanings At Smile Solutions

Why Are Professional Cleanings So Important?

The top two reasons adults lose teeth are cavities and gum disease. This makes it very important to have regular professional cleaning appointments as well as a good dental hygiene routine. While daily brushing and flossing is crucial, plaque can still develop between the teeth and along the gumlines. That plaque eventually hardens into tartar, which is removed at a professional cleaning and keeps your teeth and gums on track to stay healthy.

How Often Should I Come In For Cleanings?

In general, patients should schedule basic cleaning appointments twice a year, but it’s important to talk to Dr. Clothier about their individual dental health needs. Patients with risk factors for developing gum disease may need more frequent cleanings, and diabetic patients often require as many as four cleanings per year to fight back against the attendant oral health difficulties.

Schedule Your Next Cleaning With Smile Solutions

If it’s been six months or longer since your last appointment, what are you waiting for? Give us a call at (620) 231-4140 today to schedule your next one. We want to give our patients all the tools they need to fight back against cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss.