Find out the many benefits of getting professional dental cleanings.
When was the last time you visited our Phoenix, AZ, dentists Dr. Linda Beguin and Dr. Gary Steen for a routine cleaning? If you don’t remember then chances are good that you aren’t coming in as often as you should. If you aren’t getting professional cleanings twice a year then you are missing a crucial component of your oral care routine. Here are just some of the benefits you’ll enjoy with six-month cleanings and exams:
Cavity and Gum Disease-Free Smile
Even the most meticulous brushers can still leave behind plaque. Plaque that isn’t removed can quickly harden into tartar within a day or two. Unfortunately, tartar cannot be removed with your at-home toothbrush. Only our Phoenix general dentists will be able to remove it during your professional cleaning
However, if you don’t come in every six months there is no way for us to thoroughly remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, which leaves you at a significant risk for cavities and gum disease.
Detect Oral Cancer
Early detection is key when it comes to cancer. While no one likes thinking about cancer, it’s estimated that 50,000 Americans each year will be diagnosed with oral cancer. When you come in for your routine exam we will check the tongue, cheeks, gums, throat, and other soft tissue in your mouth to look for discolorations, lesions, growths, lumps, and other signs that may be early indicators of oral cancer. This screening is painless, only takes a minute, and could just end up saving your life.
Get a Whiter Smile
We all know the toll that certain foods and drinks can take on our smile. Since teeth are porous this means that the dark foods and drinks we enjoy everyday can easily seep into our teeth and stain the enamel. Unfortunately, some of these stubborn stains can’t be removed with at-home care. Luckily, we have the tools for the job. We can clean and remove surface stains in no time, getting you a brighter and more radiant smile.
Remember, that it’s never too late to start getting preventive dental care again. Here at CenterCare Dental Group in Phoenix, AZ, we pride ourselves on providing quality, gentle dental care that you can trust. So, pick up the phone and schedule your next visit with us. You won’t be disappointed!