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Why Routine Cleanings with Our West Palm Beach Family Dentist are Important

Regular dental cleanings are an essential component to a proper dental hygiene routine! Our family dentist in West Palm Beach recommends a professional dental cleaning every six months. Brushing and flossing are not enough to keep your teeth and gums healthy, so Family Dentistry of Forest Hill today to book your next visit! Here are the four main reasons why you absolutely need to have your teeth professionally cleaned every six months:
 
Early Detection for Oral Health Issues
Oral health issues are not always easily detectable. In fact, you may not even be aware there's an issue until you start to experience major symptoms. To avoid a dental disaster, visit our dental professionals for an evaluation and check-up every six months. During your visit, we'll check your entire smile for any signs of trouble and talk to you about any concerns we see.
 
Some simple adjusting to your dental hygiene routine may be able to save you from a future oral health issue. Habits like over brushing, rough brushing, bleeding gums, and loose teeth are all signs that something is wrong with your dental care routine. By finding those warning signs early on, easy treatment or behavioral changes save you from needing a more serious treatment in the future. 
 
Maintenance is Cheaper than Fixing
Just like with your car, maintaining a healthy smile is cheaper than fixing it down the road. When disaster strikes, you may need to go to great lengths to save your smile. While you can't always prevent an oral health emergency, you can greatly reduce your risk for experiencing one if you visit our office on a regular basis.
 
By following the guidance of our professionals and taking excellent care of your smile, you'll significantly reduce your risk for major oral health problems. Failure to maintain a health smile could lead to underlying infection, which could be life threatening if not treated. Take your wellness seriously by prioritizing your oral health. 
 
Brushing Alone is Not Enough
Even if you think you take excellent care of your teeth and gums, your routine is never complete without a routine dental cleaning. To achieve your healthiest smile, our West Palm Beach family dentist recommends you brush twice per day with fluoride toothpaste, floss every night before bed, and come in every six months for a check-up.
 
Brushing and flossing are essential to remove daily plaque build-up and biofilm that collect on your teeth and gums. However, it's likely that you will still have plaque collected in hard-to-reach areas. Plaque that is not removed hardens into tartar, which is only removed by our dental professionals. Tartar breaks down your enamel and leads to major decay and gum disease. Damage is not always immediately visible and you may not even be aware that your smile is in danger. To avoid the harmful damage caused by plaque and tartar, visit us twice per year to have your teeth and gums thoroughly cleaned. 
 
To learn more about why regular dental cleanings are important, book a visit at Family Dentistry of Forest Hill! Our team would be happy to provide further information on how we can protect your smile. Book your next dental cleaning and check-up by calling (561) 585-5891 today.
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