Why You Should NOT Skip Your Dental Cleaning

At AHSmiles, Dr. Brent Engelberg provides a wide range of dental services all under one roof including routine preventative care. One of the best things you can do for the long-term health of your smile is to attend your biannual dental cleanings. It is recommended to visit your dentist once every six months for routine dental cleanings. With the holidays approaching, we know that some may be tempted to skip out on their last dental cleaning of the year. Here are three reasons why you should not skip your dental cleaning.

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Plaque & Tartar Buildup

Tooth decay and gum disease are the most likely cause of buildup, and common dental concerns. Plaque and tartar buildup can be prevented by patients attending their dental cleanings. During your routine dental cleanings, our trained hygienists will remove any plaque or tartar buildup threatening your dental health. Plaque and tartar will begin to eat away at your teeth and healthy gums the longer it is left on your dental structures. This buildup occurs over time as the food residues left behind on our teeth after meals harden. Once the residue hardens into plaque or tartar, it becomes more difficult to remove during your at-home oral hygiene routine. You will need to see a dental professional to completely rid your smile of plaque and tartar.  The good news is that once your dental cleaning is complete, your smile will be all clean, giving you a fresh start on maintaining your best dental health.

Dental Concerns Get Worse Left Untreated

One thing to know about dental concerns is that they often will only get worse the longer they are left untreated. It’s important to see your dentist for routine cleanings. During your biannual dental cleanings, these appointments will also include one on one time with Dr. Engelberg. He will evaluate your smile for any dental concerns noted during your appointment and come up with a treatment plan that best meets your needs. These appointments can potentially save you by preventing costly dental damage, or tooth loss which would require more invasive restorative treatment.

Use It Or Lose It

With the holidays coming just around the corner, it’s important that you take advantage of any unused dental insurance benefits. We would hate to see your hard-earned dental benefits go to waste. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Engelberg for your final dental cleaning for the year.