Regular dental cleanings every six months is the key to preventive practice and good dental health. Over time, plaque and tartar build up on teeth, even with regular brushing and flossing. This provides a breeding ground for harmful bacteria that can lead to both tooth decay and gum disease, as well as other serious health issues. When performed regularly, dental cleanings are not painful at all. In fact, most people find the experience to be quite pleasant, particularly the fresh and clean feeling they are left with afterward.
What happens during a regular cleaning?
During a regular cleaning and checkup, your dentist will perform an examination to check the overall condition and health of your teeth and gums. They will then remove any particles and build up that may have accumulated on your teeth and along the gum line using dental instruments such as scalers, polishers, ultrasonic tools, and fluoride gel. These help to remove build up and stains, as well as leaving your teeth with an incredibly clean and fresh feeling. Dr. Gillespie is not only thorough in his cleanings, he is also gentle, and he is committed to ensuring each patient’s cleaning is as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
The benefits of regular dental cleanings
You already know that regular dental cleanings are important to your overall and dental health. Regular dental cleanings can help avoid serious dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease, as well as unpleasant issues such as halitosis (bad breath) as well. Regular cleanings also help to remove stains from your teeth, ensuring that your smile stays bright and white for as long as possible, allowing you to smile with confidence.
Schedule your regular bi-annual checkup and dental cleaning with Roger L. Gillespie, DDS today by calling 310-325-4155 today. His caring staff is committed to ensuring your comfort during each visit so that we can help you keep your smile looking great.