Why Dental Cleanings are Key to a Healthy Smile with Our Chino CA Dentist
It's recommended that you have your teeth cleaned twice a year. If you're not visiting our Chino CA dentist regularly, you're missing out on the benefits to your teeth and gums. Dental cleanings are imperative to maintaining a healthy mouth and are absolutely a necessity for a healthy, long-lasting smile.
Of course, not everyone enjoys visiting the dentist; it's very rarely on your top favorite things to do! You may even prolong the time between appointments just to avoid going. Unfortunately, your smile will pay the price. You may end up suffering from dental discomfort, ranging from tender, sore and bleeding gums to other advanced oral issues that have long gone unaddressed.
If you want to minimize the discomfort during a dental cleaning, it's important to visit Bright Smile Dental Care twice a year for your routine cleaning, x-rays and exam. Dive deeper with us to learn why these appointments are so crucial!
Why Do I Need Dental Cleanings?
Have you heard of plaque? There is no toothpaste on the market that can remove the build-up of plaque on your teeth. There's also nothing you will find that entirely prevents plaque from forming on your teeth, even though you can take steps to reduce it.
Plaque is hard deposits where the natural bacteria of your mouth lives. It feeds on sugar particles leftover in the mouth by the food and drinks you’ve consumed. It leads to cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease, otherwise known as gingivitis.
At a routine dental cleaning, our team of professionals uses special tools that eradicate plaque build-up from your teeth. We clean deep under the gum line where you can’t see with the naked eye, but where plaque likes to hide. Without this visit twice a year, you set yourself up for dental issues in the very near future.
How Can I Make Dental Cleanings Easier?
Keeping your bi-annual dental cleaning appointments is imperative to keeping a healthy smile. When you prolong these visits, the plaque buildup may unknowingly cause damage you're unaware of until it's too late. The longer you go, the more plaque there is to deal with.
Here are a few tips that will make your appointments easier:
- Brush after every meal for at least two minutes at a time
- Rinse with an anti-plaque mouth rinse after brushing
- Floss twice a day for optimal results
If you are still suffering from an abundance of plaque at your bi-annual visits, be sure you speak with our Chino CA dentist about other options and ways to protect your teeth and gums in between your appointments. Call Bright Smile Dental Care at (909) 364-1330 and our front desk staff will happily assist in picking the best date and time for your visit.