For many people, dental care isn’t a priority. If their teeth look and feel good, they simply forgo routine checkups and cleanings. Regular teeth cleaning services, however, are essential to keeping your teeth healthy and strong over the years. At Gunnerson Dental, Payson, Utah, we recommend getting bi-annual checkups and cleanings to maintain good oral health.
Purpose of Dental Exams and Cleanings
Good oral hygiene habits at home, combined with professional dental care, will help preserve the beauty of your smile. Although brushing and flossing daily is important, it’s not enough to keep plaque from accumulating on your teeth. Plaque forms from food particles that brushing and flossing miss, especially on your molars that, can be hard to reach. Once plaque hardens, it becomes tartar which can only be removed through professional cleaning.
Through dental cleaning, our dental hygienists clean your mouth of plaque and tartar buildup that can lead to gum infections and cavities. We’ll also polish your teeth to make them sparkle.
Routine dental exams make it easier for Drs. Cheyn Gunnerson and Jake Bradford to monitor your oral health and catch problems early. Drs. Gunnerson and Bradford will check your gums and teeth for signs of irregularities. We’ll also take x-rays to inspect your bone health beneath the gum line, where harmful bacteria can hide. If we detect problems, we’ll provide immediate treatment to keep them from escalating into more serious issues.
Benefits of Dental Exams and Cleanings
The benefits of routine exams and cleaning are many, including:
- Fewer problems with decay and dental disease
- Quicker detection and treatment of dental issues
- Fresher breath and a healthier, brighter smile
- Improved oral health
- Reduced risk of premature tooth loss
- The peace of mind of routine oral cancer screening
How often should you see your dentist? If you have good oral health, bi-annual teeth cleaning services should suffice to keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you suffer from gum disease, you may need more frequent cleanings to manage your condition.
To schedule a routine exam and cleaning at Gunnerson Dental, contact our team in Payson, UT, today at (801) 658-0175.
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