Professional Dental Cleanings Make a Big Difference
You’ve been hearing it for years – “make sure to visit Dr. Twiss & Dr. Brigham twice a year for your regular cleanings.” Just in case you’ve ever wondered why regular dental cleanings are so important, Twiss Dental would like to take this opportunity to let Highlands Ranch residents in on some information you don’t often hear. Let this article serve as your personal guide to the benefits of getting your teeth cleaned.
Why You Should Get Your Teeth Professionally Cleaned
Unfortunately, some folks believe that visiting the dentist is unnecessary as long as you brush and floss regularly. That just isn’t the case. In addition to keeping your teeth clean and healthy, regular visits to our hygienists ensure that we can have a good look at your pearly whites and make sure nothing is wrong. If you don’t come in for cleanings, you’ll only need more expensive work later in life.
Here are a few reasons to get your teeth cleaned:
- Tartar – We’ve all heard of plaque, but what about tartar? And no, not like the sauce. Tartar is the grown-up version of plaque. In other words, plaque becomes harder as it builds up and eventually turns into tartar. It is difficult for the average person to remove on their own, but dental cleanings can give you tartar-free teeth!
- Gum Disease – Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. When plaque and tartar buildup on teeth, they begin irritating gums and cause an infection that actually separates gums from teeth. Left unchecked, gum disease can be a serious, damaging, and painful condition. However, regular cleanings help keep gum disease at bay and give Twiss Dental a chance to treat problems before they become serious.
- Bright Smiles – Drinking tea, coffee, and using tobacco are just a few habits that can stain your teeth. However, our hygienists at Twiss Dental can remove many of these stains during a simple cleaning. On top of that, every cleaning ends with a polishing that will leave you with a whiter, healthier smile.
Now you know why it’s so important to have your teeth cleaned. If you have any questions or find that you are suddenly inspired to visit Twiss Dental for a cleaning, feel free to give us a call!
The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.
About Tyler Twiss, DMD, MBA
Dr. Twiss grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is married with four children and loves being involved with them as they grow up. Dr. Twiss has spent extensive time in advancing his dental education. He received his Fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, spending over 150 hours in training with world-renowned implant pioneer Dr. Carl Misch. In addition to dental implants, Dr. Twiss has extensive training in orthodontics, Invisalign®, laser gum surgery, and CEREC® one-visit porcelain crown technology.