By North Main Dental Inc
October 21, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Cleaning  

At North Main Dental, your dentist in Dayton, OH, Dr. James Shepler, and Dr. Jamie Shepler recommend professional teeth cleaning appointments twice a year to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. If your gums are bleeding, this is a clear sign of gum disease. Keeping up with regular teeth cleaning appointments helps keep your gums healthy and your smile beautiful!

Plaque is bacteria that sticks to the surfaces of your teeth, and when it's not brushed away regularly it hardens and forms into tartar. Tartar cannot be brushed away and must be removed by a dental professional. When plaque and tartar build up on the gum line, the bacteria irritate the gums and they start to pull away from your teeth. Gum disease causes your gums to bleed, and can even lead to loose teeth and tooth loss when you don't treat it. Professional cleanings prevent this build-up and help you stay proactive against gum disease.

When you see your dentist in Dayton, OH, for a professional teeth cleaning appointment, all plaque and tartar are removed from the surfaces of the teeth and your entire mouth is flossed. Cleanings are also an important opportunity for exams and oral cancer screenings. Your dentist can identify any problem area and help you adjust your oral hygiene routine to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

In addition to professional teeth cleaning appointments, you need to adhere to a great oral hygiene routine at home. Your dentist will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day to keep plaque from building up on your teeth and prevent gum disease.

Regular professional teeth cleanings are important for your oral and overall health. Dr. James Shepler and Dr. Jamie Shepler of North Main Dental recommend cleanings twice a year to keep your teeth and gums healthy. To make an appointment with your dentist in Dayton, OH, contact us at (937) 275-0076.