Why Are Professional Cleanings So Important?
The top two reasons adults lose teeth are cavities and gum disease, which is why, on top of a good dental hygiene routine, regular professional cleaning appointments are so crucial. Even the best daily brushing and flossing won’t get every bit of plaque between teeth and along the gum lines, and that plaque eventually hardens into tartar. Professional cleaning gets rid of all that tartar and keeps your teeth and gums on track to stay healthy.
How Often Should I Come In For Cleanings?
In general, patients should schedule basic cleaning appointments twice a year, but it’s important to talk to Dr. Ingram about their individual dental health needs. Patients with risk factors for developing gum disease may need more frequent cleanings, and diabetic patients often require as many as four cleanings per year to fight back against the attendant oral health difficulties.
Schedule Your Next Cleaning With Us
If it’s been six months or longer since your last appointment, what are you waiting for? Give us a call at (256) 858-7140 or send us a email today to schedule your next one. We want to give our patients all the tools they need to fight back against cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss.