The best way to prevent tooth decay and cavities is to schedule a professional teeth cleaning with our Grand Rapids dentists every six months.
Professional teeth cleanings help you get rid of plaque and tartar buildup.that is left untreated can lead to gum disease and tooth decay.
Why Teeth Cleanings Matter
We recommend our patients brush their teeth for two minutes twice a day and floss daily. A good oral hygiene routine will help you prevent plaque buildup in the first place.
However, professional teeth cleanings are still necessary, even for those of us brushing and flossing every day. This is because plaque can build up in parts of your mouth that your toothbrush or floss simply can’t reach. Plaque eventually hardens into, and tartar, no matter where it is on your teeth, cannot be removed completely except by a dental professional.
Our preventive dentists will also use regular teeth cleanings as an opportunity to keep an eye on your oral health. We’ll check for signs of gingivitis and periodontal disease and look for evidence of other oral health issues, like TMJ disorder.
Schedule Your Next Teeth Cleaning
Our Grand Rapids, MI, preventive dentists strongly recommend professional teeth cleanings every six months for our patients. To schedule your next appointment, call Lake Michigan Dental today at (616) 453-8211, or contact us online.