Dr. Tiffany Shields believes in the importance of regular teeth cleanings. While some people leave dental cleanings at the bottom of their to-do list, we thought it was important to share why they deserve to be bumped to the top of your list.
Dental cleanings–also known as prophylaxis–are vital in stopping the growth of harmful bacteria. Regular cleanings are also useful in preventing gingivitis and periodontal disease. The focus of your next dental cleaning will be on plaque removal, a healthier looking smile, and fresher breath. Despite regular flossing and brushing at home, tartar and plaque can build up below the gum line—leading to periodontal disease. Cleanings also help reduce stains from food and beverages like coffee, tea, and red wine.
At your Jacksonville FL dentist we believe your oral health is linked to your overall health. Make a dental cleaning appointment today so we can help keep your mouth and body as healthy as they can be!