Checkups & Cleanings

The Importance of Checkups and Cleanings

While most dental treatments are only recommended to address certain issues, regular checkups and cleanings should be attended by everyone on a routine basis. The biggest threats to your oral health are the harmful bacteria that naturally inhabit your mouth. These bacteria form plaque that quickly calcifies into tartar when allowed to remain on your teeth long enough. The point of professional cleaning is to remove the tartar that your toothbrush and floss can’t remove, as well as to thoroughly check your teeth and gums to search for signs of trouble that might already be developing.

Successfully Preventing Common Dental Issues

During a dental cleaning, your dentist or hygienist will carefully remove the harmful plaque and tartar buildup that hides harmful oral bacteria. This removal reduces your risks of developing tooth decay and gum disease, which develop from harmful substances that these bacteria produce. However, prevention also means addressing issues that might already be developing before they can lead to more serious dental health trouble. If a problem is detected, then your dentist will consult with you to determine the best course of action to prevent it from growing worse.

Schedule a Checkup and Cleaning Appointment

Prevention is the cornerstone of continuously good oral health, and regular checkup and cleaning appointments are the most important preventive dental treatment. When you’re ready to schedule a consultation, call Bella Family Dental in Dallas, TX, today at 972-290-0903.