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Why You Should Never Skip Teeth Cleanings

June 10, 2022
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Posted By: Gentle Dental Eagan
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Dr. Michael, your dentist in Eagan, MN, follows the American Dental Association guidelines. For you, that means two dental checkups and teeth cleanings per year, usually every six months.

This is the recommended schedule for patients without gum disease or underlying oral health concerns. Your dentist will customize your checkup and teeth cleaning schedule if you have an issue.

Reasons You Need Two Teeth Cleanings Per Year

Let’s explore why it’s essential to see your dentist regularly for teeth cleanings.

#1 Clears Stubborn and Hard-to-Reach Debris from Teeth

Professional teeth cleanings rely on skill and special instruments to clear plaque, bacteria, and debris from teeth—basically all that your toothbrush and floss leave behind or can’t reach efficiently.

#2 Lowers Your Risks for Preventable Oral Health Conditions

Regular teeth cleanings, coupled with excellent at-home brushing and flossing, lower your risks for many oral health complications, including:

  • Tooth decay
  • Oral infections
  • Gingivitis
  • Gum disease
  • Bad breath

#3 It Is Part of a Comprehensive Preventive Plan

When you visit us for professional teeth cleaning, you also see the dentist for a comprehensive dental checkup that includes an oral cancer screening.

Your dentist provides a visual exam at your preventive checkup and takes periodic x-rays to catch oral health conditions in their earliest stages.

Early detection typically means less time in the dental chair and a less expensive treatment plan. And in the case of gum disease, early detection and treatment can save your teeth and prevent systemic health complications.

Is It Time for Your Professional Teeth Cleaning in Eagan, MN?

Call us today to schedule your preventive dentistry checkup or if you have questions. And remember to ask a team member about our membership plan and how it may save you money on your dentistry.

Patients visit us from all over, including Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Rosemount, Bloomington, and Richfield.