Do I Still Need A Dental Cleaning If…?

We know that you know that you always need to see us for your dental cleaning every six months. However, with that said, our Southlake, TX team also knows that there are still going to be occasional questions that pop into your mind that give you the idea that maybe you don’t really need to see us again for a while because you’ve found some sort of a loophole! While we appreciate your creativity, we will always come back and respond with, “Yes, you still need your cleaning.” By addressing some common areas of uncertainty that come up in regard to this topic, we can help you better understand why this is the case.

What If My Care Is Exceptionally Amazing At Home?

You may figure that if you are very good at caring for your smile at home, you probably have very clean teeth. As a result, you assume that you just don’t really need a professional dental cleaning because it might be a waste of time. Actually, you do still need your cleanings. Think of your home care as upkeep between visits, not an isolated way to care for your smile. We say this because your brushing and flossing cannot do everything that your smile needs. You remove most of the plaque that sticks to your teeth. However, you don’t get it all. What’s this mean? Well, it means tartar forms. It might be a very little bit but if you don’t let us remove it, you’ll be headed toward cavities and gum disease. You can remove plaque on your own but you cannot remove tartar.

What If I Just Don’t Ever Get Cavities?

Then, consider yourself a very lucky patient! If you don’t ever get cavities, that’s wonderful. However, you should remember that your dental cleanings aren’t only something we encourage you to schedule because they help you avoid tooth decay. We also suggest them because they occur alongside your checkups (which permit us to watch your smile, recognize changes, and treat everything from gingivitis to oral cancer the second it begins). Oh, and about that gingivitis: Even if you don’t tend to get cavities, remember that any amount of plaque or tartar buildup you miss can cause more than decay. It can lead you toward issues like periodontal disease, which can become destructive for your smile. See our team soon for your cleaning to keep everything about your smile clean and healthy.

See Us For Cleanings Without Hesitation

Don’t hesitate to schedule your twice-annual dental cleaning, even when you come up with reasons you think you might be able to opt out of your next one! It’s always important. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.