Why Do You Need Dental Cleanings?

There are few things more important than maintaining exceptional dental hygiene. Though you can take several actions at home to maintain dental health, such as brush, floss, and use mouthwash, there is still one more crucial piece to the puzzle: regular dental visits. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Basking Ridge dental team to learn more about the importance of receiving routine cleanings. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What happens at a dental cleaning?

Our dental team takes special care to ensure you receive exceptional regular cleanings, every single time you come to our office. The first thing we do is remove all plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth with what is known as a scaling instrument. This is such a crucial part of maintaining optimal dental health, as we can reach areas that the average person cannot while brushing or flossing. Additionally, this also helps ensure your gums are healthy, and drastically reduces your chances of developing gum disease, bad breath, or gingivitis. Once we scale your teeth, we will then conduct a professional deep cleaning using fluoride.

Additionally, when you come to our office, we can give you a full dental examination, where we will take x-rays and ensure you do not have any cavities or other serious conditions developing. If we do detect any problems, we will address them immediately. As long as your x-rays come up clean, you can have peace of mind knowing everything is as it should be.

Do I really have to get my teeth cleaned every 6 months?

Many people wonder if it is absolutely necessary to have a professional cleaning done every 6 months. The answer is yes. Not only can this help ensure we catch certain problems right away, but it also helps us prevent any future problems by maintaining top-notch oral hygiene. When you leave our office, you can expect to feel clean, refreshed, and ready to smile. If you’re due for your routine exam, simply speak with our team today.

Contact the Dental Associates of Basking Ridge

Dental Associates of Basking Ridge is a compassionate, gentle, and professional state-of-the-art dental practice serving Basking Ridge, Morris & Somerset County. Our office is always ready to greet our patients with a smile, take the time to answer any questions, and provide the quality dental services our patients expect. Please contact us to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!

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