Do you get your teeth cleaned every six months?
Gums and teeth both benefit from flossing and regular brushing, but despite the best of efforts, dental plaque and stains will build up on tooth surfaces over time. This may lead to harder deposits which are impossible to remove with brushing and flossing alone. If the deposits are not removed, you may develop gum disease.
Gum disease can cause inflamed gums, bone loss and loose teeth. At a certain stage, gum disease can no longer be reversed, just simply managed. Teeth cleanings are the best way to prevent this outcome.
Dental cleanings should be done at least twice per year. The oral cavity is the beginning of the digestive system and is one of the most vascular parts of the body. Not only are clean teeth part of a beautiful and confident smile, but they are linked to overall systemic health.
A traditional first appointment will include a set of x-rays, a cleaning, and an examination by your dentist. Most major PPO insurances will cover this initial visit at 100%.
Your dental exam will include screenings/evaluations for gum disease, tooth decay, tooth grinding, tmj disorders and oral cancer.