Do Your Teeth Need A “Spring Cleaning”?

While you can spend more of your free time than you like taking care to clean your home, your efforts reward you with a more attractive and healthier living space. Whether you take the idea of “spring cleaning” seriously or just continue with your usual chores, it is hard to deny the positive impacts of good housekeeping. Your teeth deserve time and attention, too—if the spring season is at least six months removed from your last dental checkup and cleaning, make sure to schedule your next appointment! At our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office, we provide dedicated preventive services. Your semiannual visits will help you by keeping plaque and calculus off your smile, and by giving you updates about your overall dental health!

Routine Teeth Cleanings And Exams Should Take Place Every Six Months

When you keep up with your routine dental checkups and cleanings, you protect yourself against the different threats that can affect your smile. Even if you feel that your smile is in good shape and not in need of care, you should stay consistent with these visits. The care provided lowers your risk for future problems. These visits also help alert you to trouble with your well-being before you start to feel discomfort.

What Should You Expect At Your Next Routine Appointment?

During a routine visit, we provide care through both professional teeth cleanings and exams from Dr. Johnson-G’Sell. Cleanings can do more for you than you can do on your own when you brush and floss. One important benefit is that these sessions remove calculus buildup, something you are not able to do on your own. By clearing these deposits, we reduce your risks for tooth decay and gum disease. During your reviews, we can provide updates about the state of your smile. An exam can reveal that you have a cavity that has recently formed, or that you have issues with gingivitis that should be addressed. Early detection and treatment make restorative dental services more conservative and protect your healthy tooth structure.

Taking Care Of Your Smile On A Daily Basis

To keep your living space in good shape, you should do more than just a dedicated cleaning session in the spring season. Your teeth certainly need more than just your scheduled checkups and cleanings. You should brush at least two times a day and floss at least once. Give yourself time when you clean your teeth so that you can thoroughly clear away food debris and bacteria that can gather in harder to reach areas. Remember to also protect your enamel by keeping your sugar intake low.

Talk To Your St. Louis, MO Dentist’s Office About Your Next Teeth Cleaning And Exam!

Through your scheduled teeth cleanings and exams, you enjoy important protection against the threats posed by oral bacteria! If you want to know more about how we can take care of you, reach out to our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office by calling 314-822-4521.