Did you know that brushing and flossing alone isn’t enough to prevent issues like tooth decay and gum disease? We also need to see the dentist every six months to have our teeth professionally cleaned. In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist talks about when to schedule one, and how they benefit your smile.
A Visit Every Six Months
We want to see you twice a year, as this allows us to regularly monitor your smile for signs of trouble. Serious oral health issues, such as cavities and periodontal disease, take months to form. A visit twice a year lets us catch them early on, often before you experience discomfort. In addition to the exam and diagnostic process, this visit is also about the dental cleaning. While brushing and flossing from home are essential for a healthy smile, they’re not enough as brushing and flossing can’t remove all plaque and tartar from your teeth.
The Cleaning Process
Without removal, plaque and tartar could lead to bad breath, teeth stains, weakened tooth enamel, and inflamed gum tissues. Which means lack of treatment to remove the buildup is a recipe for cavities and gum disease. The process is a simple one. We use an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual tool to gently break up and remove all plaque and tartar from the surfaces of the teeth. When we’re done, we will polish the teeth for a brighter appearance and a smoother finish. The process takes only a few minutes, and is essential for kids, teens, and adults.
Use Your Benefits
You only have two months left in the year to use your 2021 dental insurance benefits, or any health savings funds you may have accumulated. So now is a great time to schedule your dental cleaning, so we can examine your smile, remove buildup, and also identify any other issues that may need attention, such as a cavity. You can then receive treatment before the busy holiday season starts, before you lose your 2021 benefits and have to wait on your 2022 benefits to kick in. If you have any questions about our approach to preventive dentistry, or if you need to make an appointment for yourself or a member of your family, then contact our team today to learn more. We’re ready to see you and help you start 2021 with your strongest smile ever!
Talk To Your Kansas City, MO Dentist About Preventive Dentistry
Our team is ready to help you start 2022 with a strong and healthy smile. To find out more about how we remove plaque and tartar, then please contact your Kansas City, MO, dentist, Dr. Murphy, by calling (816) 531-8000. We want to help your family smile with pride and confidence, and to enjoy good oral health as well.