2 BIG Reasons to Schedule a Scale and Clean Twice Per Year
Even if you have a good oral hygiene regimen at home, it’s still very important to come to Somersmiles Dental in Somerville at least twice per year for a check and clean.
Here are 2 BIG reasons why:
- Cleans Helps to Prevent Gum Disease and Tooth Decay
No matter how many times a day you brush your teeth, there are still places in your mouth that are impossible for your toothbrush to reach. Back molars are very hard to clean at home. Front teeth, especially the inside of the ones at the lower front of your mouth, can be too.
If left behind for long periods of time, soft plaque and tartar buildup can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Our hygienists and dental therapists at Somersmiles Dental in Somerville have special instruments they use to remove plaque and tartar buildup left behind by your toothbrush.
- Potential Problems Can be Diagnosed Early
During your visit to Somersmiles Dental, our dentist will perform a thorough check. We will look to make sure that no teeth are decayed, chipped, or broken. If something that needs attention is found, we’ll provide you with a recommendation on the proper treatment plan. Early detection usually means the treatment needed to repair the tooth will be minimal when compared to what it would be if you waited longer to see the dentist because you’re already in pain.
During your check, we will also perform and oral cancer screening by examining the tongue, hard, and soft tissue of your mouth. If we see any suspicious areas, we may recommend a biopsy or refer you to an oral surgeon.
Somersmiles Dental welcomes Somversville families of all ages. We’re here to help you properly maintain healthy teeth for life. Don’t wait any longer, give us a call today.