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Cleaning and Prevention

Dentistry is founded on the principle of prevention. All patients are recommended to have bi-annual cleanings and examinations. Sometimes patients may need more than two cleanings per year. Not only do they help you squash dental problems before they arise, they leave your gums healthier, and your teeth cleaner and whiter. A professional cleaning removes hard plaque that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing alone. It also involves a polish, floss, and rinse to help protect and soothe your teeth and gums. Even if you are overdue for a cleaning, it’s never too late to treat your teeth and gums.

What are some preventative measures I can take?

  • Brush with a fluoride toothpaste

  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush after each meal

  • Floss daily before bedtime

  • Use an oral rinse after flossing

  • Avoid sugary foods, coffee, and tobacco