Get More Information On The Importance Of Semi-Annual Cleanings From Our Elmhurst Dentists

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Jan 23, 2018

Get More Information On The Importance Of Semi-Annual Cleanings From Our Elmhurst Dentists

Caring for your smile at home goes a long way toward keeping your smile healthy and strong for years to come. However, home-care is not, on its own, enough. You have to combine daily oral hygiene care with professional dental cleanings for optimal results.

Our Elmhurst dentists understand that it is all too easy to fall behind on professional dental cleanings. But, we’re here to tell you that now is the perfect time to get back on track! We can help you refresh your smile and address any existing dental damage.

The primary purpose of the semi-annual appointment is to allow our team to clear away accumulated plaque and tartar. As you go through your day to day life, plaque inevitably accumulates in your mouth. And, while you may brush and floss much of it away, it’s impossible to get all of it. Unfortunately, plaque that is left behind in your mouth calcifies onto your teeth and turns into tartar. Tartar is so tough that you really need a professional cleaning in order to get rid of it.

Along with cleaning and refreshing your smile, our team will use this opportunity to screen your smile for signs of oral health issues. We’ll spot any developing dental cavities as well as periodontal disease. Prompt detection allows us to treat problems before they become severe.  A key part of this assessment is an oral cancer screening. In many cases, the signs that accompany cancerous and pre-cancerous tissues are so subtle that patients miss them on their own. Our team is trained to notice anomalous tissues, so that we can treat cancerous tissues in their earliest stages.

Too many patients avoid coming in for semi-annual cleanings because they are afraid that they’ll be judged. Our Elmhurst dentists are here to assure you that we’re here to help and support you, not to guilt you about the state of your smile. Give us a call to get started!