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Has your dentist ever told you that you should visit them every six months? Have you ever wondered why? If you have, we’re happy to answer that question.

Your dentist or oral hygienist has specific tools that can clean your teeth more thoroughly than you can at home. This means that they can remove stains and give you a whiter smile that you can’t get on your own. They are also able to remove tartar that causes gum disease.

In fact, preventing gum disease is one of the most important things you can do for your smile. Untreated gum disease can lead to tooth loss and the loss of supporting bone structure. Also, gum disease has been linked with cardiovascular disease. This makes professional cleanings important for protecting both your smile and your heart.

Similarly, by having cleanings frequently, you’ll actually be able to save money. During a cleaning, your dentist will examine your smile for dental problems like cavities, loose fillings, oral cancer, and other signs of trouble. Addressing problems like these before they become serious is usually far cheaper than waiting until you need more extensive work.

Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in learning more about the benefits of a cleaning, or if you would like to set up a cleaning with us. We hope to hear from you soon.