Why is it vital to visit the dentist for periodic cleanings? First, that makes it easier for your dentist to ensure the health of your teeth. Cavities can be detected and repaired promptly. Second, and just as importantly, regular cleanings remove plaque and tartar that not only detract from the luster of your teeth but also eat away at your dental health, promoting tooth decay, bad breath and gum disease.
Even with crowns, bridges and partial dentures the necessity for regular cleanings does not diminish and, if anything, the need is increased. Keeping them in good condition is key to avoiding further procedures.
Daily brushing and flossing will keep your mouth healthy and make your teeth cleanings easier. Look at the few minutes a day you spend taking care of your teeth as an investment that will keep away time consuming procedures and costly bills in the future. Daily cleanings will also keep your smile beautiful for years to come.