Are your pearly whites ready for the busy, socializing days of summer? At Smiles Dental in Salem, Oregon, our dentists, Drs. Cooper, Nebeker, and Waddell are eager to help you get your smile ready for summer with a professional dental cleaning. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, patients who receive twice yearly professional dental cleanings have improved oral health. Our cleanings complement your daily at-home care–brushing, and flossing–to protect those pearly whites. You may need to come in more often if you have oral health conditions like periodontal (gum) disease.
According to the AGD, regular dental cleanings may help lower the risk for certain diseases, such as heart disease and stroke. In fact, life-threatening medical conditions can often be detected in their early stages during an oral dental exam. Regular dental checkups and cleanings can also help prevent oral cancer, prevent gum disease, help you keep your teeth, and prevent bad breath. Another benefit to regular professional cleanings is that they can catch problems early, when they are easier, more economically and least invasively treated.
When you come in for a cleaning and exam, we will clean your teeth, perform an exam, and possibly take X-rays. During your cleaning we will remove tartar above and below the gum line, as well as polish your teeth and floss them. As you can see, regular professional dental cleanings and exams are an essential foundation to a lifetime of healthier teeth and gums.
So if you are ready to schedule your next dental cleaning and exam, please give our Smiles Dental team in Salem, Oregon, a call today at 503.877.1844, and get your smile summer ready. Your pearly whites will thank you!