The Importance of Dental Cleanings

Would you like to keep your smile bright and healthy? Schedule regular dental cleanings with your Fall River, MA, dentist, Dr. Suhair Shamoon of Dentistry With a Smile.

How You Benefit From Dental Cleanings

Dental cleanings are essential for good oral health and offer these benefits:

  • Lower Risk of Cavities: Cleanings remove plaque, the clear, sticky substance that forms a film over your teeth. Although brushing and flossing are excellent ways to clean plaque from your teeth, it may still remain in hard-to-reach places. The longer plaque remains on your teeth, the more likely you'll develop cavities. Fortunately, your dentist can get rid of every speck of plaque.
  • Less Chance of Gum Disease: Plaque turns into tartar if it remains on your teeth too long. Unlike plaque, brownish tartar can't be removed by brushing or flossing. During your cleaning, your dentist will use a special tool called a scaler to safely remove tartar buildup. Since both plaque and tartar can be factors in gum disease, scheduling cleanings every six months offers a simple way to lower your gum disease risk.
  • Better Breath: Have you noticed that your breath seems a little stale lately? Removing plaque, tartar, and food debris between teeth can help you freshen your breath.
  • A Sparkling Smile: Polishing, the last part of your dental cleaning, removes surface stains that may make your teeth look a little dull.

During your visit to your Fall River, MA, dentist, we will also examine your teeth, gums, and mouth. If your dentist notices cavities or signs of common dental issues, such as gum disease, loose fillings, or cracked teeth, they can recommend treatment options.

Your appointment is also the perfect time to discuss any oral health concerns you may have and ask about cosmetic dentistry treatments that can enhance your appearance. Whether you're concerned about a chipped tooth, a crooked smile, or a missing tooth, your dentist can recommend treatment options that will help you improve your smile.

Is it time to make an appointment for a dental cleaning and checkup? Call your dentist in Fall River, MA, Dr. Shamoon of Dentistry With a Smile, at (508) 672-6471 to schedule your appointment.