At Magnolia Modern Dentistry, we want you to understand the importance of regular dental cleanings. Even if you think you take proper care of your teeth, nothing replaces the benefits of a professional cleaning done by experienced hygienists. Our dentists and hygienists offer gentle and effective annual cleanings that help ensure optimal oral health.
Keep reading to learn why you should not skip your bi-annual appointments to keep your oral health in great condition.
You Cannot Reach Everywhere
No matter how much time you spend on your teeth or how well you think you brush your teeth, you still miss areas that you do not realize. Our hygienists pay close attention to these areas, reaching where you cannot. This ensures the elimination of plaque, bacteria, and tartar. If left untouched, you could end up with oral health diseases, including decay, gum disease, and infections, causing further problems and more invasive procedures in the future.
Over-the-Counter Toothpaste Is Not Abrasive
While you do not want to use something abrasive on your teeth often, twice a year at your professional cleaning is the perfect opportunity. Our professional-grade toothpaste helps whiten and smooth out your teeth, removing the debris that normal eating and drinking may cause. You will notice when you walk out of our office that your teeth feel rejuvenated and smooth. You will smile bigger and have a cleaner feeling mouth. There is no better way to boost your self-confidence.
Professional Flossing Enhances Oral Health
After cleaning your teeth, our hygienists will floss in between each tooth in your mouth. This is a great way to remove any leftover bacteria that brushing missed. Floss gets in between even the tightest teeth and being at a different angle than your own hands, professional flossing gets rid of everything hiding in between your teeth that you did not even know was there.
It Does Not Hurt
Our cleanings are gentle. You will not feel any pain, and our staff walks you through each step if you have any anxiety or worry about what will happen next. Even if you have heard that the ‘scraping’ hygienists do to remove the tartar in your mouth hurts – it does not hurt. Removing the tartar with the scaler removes tartar that would otherwise cause serious dental issues in the future.
We Can Catch Issues Early
Perhaps the most important reason to keep up with your dental cleanings is to ensure that we catch any dental issues in its earliest stages. As our professional hygienists clean your teeth, they are also looking closely at each area. If they notice any issues, they bring them up immediately to our dentists, who then examine your mouth and decide the next steps to fix your oral health.
If you are ready to get back on track with your dental cleanings, call Magnolia Modern Dentistry at (530)671-1770 today. We will schedule your appointment and discuss your needs to help make you as comfortable as possible with the cleaning process to help give you optimal oral health.