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I Brush My Teeth Daily –– Why Do I Need a Professional Teeth Cleaning?

Posted on August 5th, 2015

girl getting her teeth cleanedGood oral hygiene usually starts at home with habits that are impressed upon you as a child, such as brushing your teeth twice daily with a fluoride-based toothpaste, in addition to flossing and using mouthwash. Even the best of teeth brushers and flossers, however, cannot successfully remove all of the plaque and tartar that adheres to your teeth –– and that’s where routinely scheduled teeth cleanings come in.

The dental experts at Family & Cosmetic Dentistry provide a number of general dental care options, including teeth cleanings. Our Cary, NC dentists will use a number of tools to gently scrape all remaining plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth, thereby decreasing your chances of gum disease and tooth decay. Tooth decay can lead to cavities, and, in extreme cases, even root canals and tooth extractions, while gum disease can open you up to a host of other health issues, including tooth loss and inflammation.

Plaque occurs when bacteria congregate in your mouth and form a clear, sticky residue. Tartar is the result of plaque, when it hardens against your tooth’s smooth surface. While they may not initially seem like a big deal, when left untreated, they can be responsible for a host of oral diseases, in addition to the aforementioned conditions.

Schedule Your Next Teeth Cleaning with Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Keep your teeth clean, your gums healthy and your mouth fresh by planning routine teeth cleaning visits to Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Call our smile experts today at 919.859.1330 or reach out to us via our contact page form to request your next appointment.

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