Over our years of experience, our Troy dental team has found that patients can fall behind with their regularly scheduled professional cleanings for a number of reasons. We all get busy; some of us struggle with dentistry-related fear or anxieties; still other patients are embarrassed about the current states of their smiles.
Well, no matter what your unique situation may be, our dental team is here to help you get back on track. Keep reading to learn more about professional cleanings and assessments…
Professional dental appointments are often as much about prevention as restoration
When completed regularly, semi-annual cleanings can end up saving you significant time, money, and stress in the future. These cleanings allow our team to clear away plaque and calcified tartar before it leads to dental caries and gum disease.
The general recommendation from the American Dental Association is a complete cleaning and assessment every six months
This is an ideal schedule because it allows our dental team to notice any signs of emerging dental problems before they become advanced and harder to treat. We’re also to eliminate entrenched plaque on a regular basis; then you can keep your smiles as fresh as possible between meetings.
Professional appointments can give you better tools for at-home oral hygiene care as well
Speaking of daily oral hygiene care, another thing that we do during appointments is to help our patients refine their at-home dental routines. We’re here to guide you toward the right tools and toothpaste/mouth rinse formulations that will meet your unique needs.
If there is one thing that we want to emphasize in this short article it is that it never too late to get your smile back on track. Even if it has been years since you last saw your dentist, we are her to help you—never to judge.