Regular homecare for teeth and gums helps your health tremendously. Brushing at least twice daily cleans the surface of your teeth. And flossing daily cleans between teeth, where bacteria are likely to reside.
However, overtime plaque buildup cannot be resolved with a toothbrush. There are also many areas that are impossible to reach on your own. This is why regular dental cleanings are so crucial to your overall health.
Plaque is a natural bacteria that grows on food debris in the mouth. If plaque builds up too much, it will harden into a substance called calculus. The presence of calculus leads to dangerous infections such as gum disease. Even a small amount of calculus can cause gum disease.
Dr. Rogers recommends a dental hygiene appointment every six months to ensure that your mouth stays healthy. Being proactive about dental care positively influences your personal hygiene as well as protects you from spreading oral infection to the body.
If you would like to schedule your next cleaning appointment now, please contact us for more information.