Why Teeth Cleanings Occur During General Exams

At every general dental checkup, your Ankeny, IA dentist will check you for any signs of trouble that might require our services. You also receive care in the form of a thorough teeth cleaning. The role that cleanings play in protecting your smile is an important one. A big benefit to regular cleanings is that you enjoy sustained protection against the buildup of tartar. This substance is not something that you can remove on your own when you brush and floss; if it is not addressed, it can hurt your appearance and raise your risk for dental problems.

Regular Checkups Provide An Important Defense Against Dental Problems

Every regular dental appointment you schedule will provide important feedback about your smile health as well as support against potential problems. You may not realize when a cavity has formed, but you can undergo treatment for one in its early stages to avoid potential complications. You can also receive support to help you with poor periodontal health. With all that said, your regular exams have value even if your dentist does not identify any problems with your oral health. Because your regular visits include professional teeth cleanings, you have support against the buildup of tartar, and you receive helpful warnings if there are any areas of your smile that are receiving less attention.

We Can Remove Tartar Buildup During Your Teeth Cleaning

The accumulation of tartar on your teeth can be both a cosmetic and oral health issue. The appearance of tartar can be hard to ignore. Unfortunately, once this substance builds up, it will remain in place, so a visible deposit will be a cosmetic issue until your teeth are cleaned. Even if this material is not easy for others to see, you should take it seriously as a threat. After all, its presence can make it harder for you to avoid cavities and gum disease.

Other Beneficial Care Provided During A Dental Exam

Regular dental checkups provide information about your oral health and a protective cleaning. If you have signs of gingivitis, it can even involve a deep cleaning to remove bacteria from below your gum line. During your review, Dr. Foust will look out for cavities and any other problems that negatively affect your dental health. Consistently scheduling these appointments will help you avoid complications with your oral health that can require more involved support.

Schedule A Teeth Cleaning And Exam With Your Ankeny, IA Dentist!

Through regular teeth cleanings and exams, patients enjoy important protection against threats like tooth decay and gum disease. If you need to schedule your next appointment, or if you have any questions about our practice and services, please contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.