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Why should I have regular dental cleanings?

Why Have Your Teeth Cleaned?

Patients often wonder why they should have dental cleanings performed in a dental office on a regular basis. If you are brushing and flossing at home, isn’t that enough? The answer is no. Many dentists recommend having a dental cleaning (prophylaxis) performed in a dental office every six months. At Nola Dentures and General Dentistry in Greta, LA, we also recommend regular teeth cleanings at your dentist’s office. 

Regular dental cleanings are important to your oral and overall health. When you have your teeth cleaned in a dental office, your dentist will remove plaque and tartar that you won’t be able to remove with your at-home cleanings. 

Additionally, going in regularly to have your teeth cleaned will give dental professionals a chance to look in your mouth and examine your teeth and gums. That means your dentist will be able to catch any developing tooth or gum issues early on, which can save you pain and money later on. The earlier tooth or gum issues are treated, the less expensive the procedure usually is for you.

Having your teeth cleaned on a regular basis will help you maintain a healthy, brighter smile.

To have a dental cleaning in Greta, contact our office for assistance. In our office, Dr. Schafer can help you get the clean, healthy smile you’ve always wanted. He can also help you save money on expensive dental procedures with regular teeth cleanings!

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