Spring Cleaning for Your Dental Health
Spring has arrived! This is the time of year that many people enjoy getting things in order and the tedious cleaning that often gets put on the back burner. Along with cleaning out your garage and tidying up the cupboards, add a dental visit to your spring cleaning list. Professional dental cleanings every six months are strongly recommended to keep your smile sparkling and keep dental problems at bay.
Why do we need a cleaning versus simple routine brushing and flossing? Diligent flossing and brushing can remove most plaque that accumulate on teeth. Overtime, plaque can harden into calculus and due to its strength and ability to tightly adhere to teeth, calculus will not come off from brushing and flossing at home. This is why your dentist or dental hygienist have many different tools used to clean those hard-to-reach areas that bacteria, plaque, and calculus like to hide. The ultimate goal of a professional cleaning is to remove these substances from the teeth to prevent the onset of gingivitis and periodontitis.
What can you expect during your dental cleaning visit to our office? Our dental hygienist will begin your cleaning by removing any tartar that has built up on your teeth. If the build-up is extensive, a deeper cleaning could be required and split into several visits to completely remove the tartar from your teeth. Next, your hygienist will polish your teeth. Your hygienist will also provide you with helpful advice so you can maintain proper dental habits at home and keep your teeth tartar, stain and cavity-free between regular dental visits.
Scheduling your spring cleaning for your dental health is as simple as giving us a call at (813) 289 – 0560. So give South Tampa Smiles a call today and give your smile a fresh start for this spring season!