Our team at Northwest Dental Group is gearing up for World Oral Health Day on March 20, where people all over the world raise awareness about how to keep your smile strong and healthy.
We want all of our Rochester, MN patients to have everything they need, both at home and here in our office, to maintain great oral health for a lifetime! That’s why we’re devoting today’s blog to some reminders about why a spring dental cleaning is so important to your smile.
Give Your Smile A Spring (Dental) Cleaning!
Although your teeth are incredibly strong, they need your help to stay that way!
One of the reasons for that is because of the harmful bacteria that’s living inside your mouth.
As it feeds on the debris from your food and drinks, it generates acids that eat through your tooth enamel. Even though that damage is initially microscopic, it can worsen over time if your teeth aren’t kept clean and well protected.
Another reason your teeth need help is because of what that same bacteria can do to your gums. If it infects your gum tissues, and isn’t stopped by your dentist, then gum recession can begin a dangerous process that deteriorates your jawbone and destabilizes your teeth. Without intervention, you could lose teeth and face serious consequences to your oral and overall health.
Daily brushing and flossing is a must if you want to keep all this from happening, but unfortunately, that alone isn’t enough to prevent these problems.
It takes a trained eye and special tools to remove hardened plaque from your teeth and gums, and to detect any signs of tooth decay or gum disease and treat them effectively.
That’s why every six months, you need to visit Northwest Dental Group in Rochester, MN to clean out any built-up plaque and tartar that’s trying to destroy your healthy smile!
Give Your Smile A Fresh, Healthy Start!
Your dental checkups are the perfect time to take advantage of preventive treatments to guard your oral health.
First, one of our highly-trained hygienists will deeply clean your teeth and gums, making sure to remove any hardened plaque that’s built up around and under your gumline. We will look for any signs of gum disease infection and provide any necessary therapy to stop it in its tracks.
Then one of our experienced dentists will give your mouth a thorough examination, which might include digital X-rays, an oral cancer screening, or early cavity detection.
If we think you’re particularly susceptible to tooth decay, we may suggest:
- Fluoride varnish to restore and strengthen your tooth enamel
- Nutritional counseling to help you improve your daily diet and oral health
- Dental sealants to block out harmful bacteria that causes cavities
These routine dental appointments are the perfect opportunity to give your smile a fresh, healthy start by addressing any dental problems, concerns you have about your teeth and gums, and answer any questions you have about protecting your oral and overall health in between your visits.
We’ll give you all the tools you need to take great care of your smile all year long!
Call Today For An Appointment!
You do your best throughout the year to keep your household in order with weekly spot cleaning. But like many people, your family’s hectic schedule makes it really tough to go room by room, cleaning behind and under furniture, like you want to.
That’s usually something we reserve for certain times of the year, what many of us refer to as spring cleaning.
We do the same with our oral health, doing just enough each morning and night to keep your teeth and gums clean in between those twice-annual dental cleanings and exams.
Letting your mouth be part of your spring cleaning plans will make it easier to remember to get those appointments on the books each year!