Dentist making professional teeth cleaning female young patient at the dental office. Close-up planWhile avoiding dental emergencies is certainly much easier in theory, it is far from the only threat your smile faces. Indeed, concerns can range in variety, affecting you as minorly as a chip or stain, or as majorly as needing a root canal or extraction. Because of this, we must do our part to ensure our grins are being properly cared for with a thorough preventive dental routine. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist would like to take an in-depth look at the importance of your dental cleaning, as well as why it is not wise to put off your appointment.

A Major Part of Your Routine

You often hear from a young age that brushing and flossing play a major role in your oral health, but just how important can it be? As a matter of fact, very! You see, all smiles contain oral bacteria that like to lurk between structures and cause problems when left unattended. They begin to feed off of the food particles and sugars we consume, causing them to secrete destructive acids that aid in the breakdown of our teeth. Because they act so rapidly, we must ensure proper care through brushing twice a day and flossing after every meal.

While in an ideal world we would stop there, reality has different plans. Bacteria-laden plaque that develop on your teeth throughout the day can often nestle into the hard-to-reach crevices of our grin where they can calcify into tartar. Once this has occurred, they are much more difficult to remove on one’s own. For this reason, we offer professional dental cleanings.

Protecting Your Health

For many people, the most important part of their smile is its appearance. For others, it is function. In reality, health triumphs over all. This means that sometimes difficult decisions must be made in a timely fashion in order to avoid the situation becoming worse.

Indeed, your health is the most important part of your smile, and our team is ready to help. Your cleaning consists of thoroughly removing these plaque and tartar deposits so that they do not cause complications such as gum disease or dental decay. For more information about this process, reach out to our team today.

Removing Harmful Bacteria

When you come in for your checkup, our dentist will thoroughly remove these bacterial deposits with extreme care, then finish your treatment by polishing the surfaces of your teeth. This step helps prevent easy plaque attachment, allowing your teeth to remain healthy and happy. Your cleaning also helps manage bacteria and remove the sources of bad breath.

Learn More Today

Contact Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling 913-681-5500 to learn more about this process or to schedule your next appointment with our team today.