While you may stay on top of your at-home dental care, like daily brushing and flossing, nothing compares to the work of a professional and their tools. Even though at-home brushing and flossing are important to maintaining a healthy smile, these daily maintenance activities cannot remove the tartar and plaque buildup that occurs with time. If not managed by a professional, this buildup could quickly overtake your otherwise healthy smile.
For this reason, it’s important that you are stopping by the office every six months for your professional cleaning. At your cleaning, your hygienist will begin by using tools to carefully scrape off any tartar and plaque buildup that has accumulated on your teeth. They will then use a special polishing wand to remove surface stains, giving you a brighter and cleaner smile. At your cleaning, your hygienist will also polish your teeth to smooth out the surface, making it more difficult for bacteria to adhere to the surface and cause problems.
When you leave our office, you are bound to enjoy the fresh mouthfeel that only a professional, in-depth cleaning can provide. But, before you walk out the door, you’ll have the chance to check-in with your dentist and make sure that any potential dental problems, like spots you may not be reaching carefully enough with your toothbrush, are brought to your attention. If there happens to be an issue starting to take root, rest assured that this early detection will keep your smile healthier in the long run. Your dentist will be able to advise you on the issue so you can get it fixed right away.
If you need a dental cleaning in Manassas, visit our office and schedule an appointment today.