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Do you know why dental cleanings are needed every six months? If not, our Riverside Dental team is thrilled to tell you! Dental cleanings are extremely important. They are a helpful prevention technique and they also keep your smile in tip-top shape. There are many reasons why cleanings are so important and why they are necessary every six months, and those reasons are:

They prevent cavities
Dental cleanings wash potential cavity-makers away from your smile. Our team will scrub each tooth with a special tool and will thoroughly clean the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. Our team will also give you a fluoride treatment during your appointment, which may come in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish. This will help strengthen and nourish your smile, preventing tooth decay in the future.

They prevent tooth loss
Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in the world today. This is a serious and dangerous disease that develops when the plaque on your teeth continues to grow and irritate and infect your teeth, gums, and underlying bone. Your dental cleanings will completely remove the plaque from your smile and eliminate your chances of developing the disease.

They help brighten your smile
During your appointment, our dental team will polish each tooth in your smile. The polish will lift the stains from your chompers and will add a shiny tint to your smile.

In addition, dental cleanings can also boost your overall health and save you money in the future. Without frequent dental cleanings, your smile is prone to many dental issues and you may need to consider tooth-replacement options in the future. So, if you’re interested in scheduling a cleaning appointment with Dr. Michael Spencer, we encourage you to call 904.355.5531 now!