At Smiles Dental in Camas, Washington, our dentists, Dr. Landon King and Dr. Burke Jardine are pleased to get your smile ready for summer with a professional cleaning and checkup. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, or AGD, patients should receive twice yearly professional dental cleanings to improve oral health. These visits complement your daily at-home care of brushing, and flossing to protect your pearly whites. You may need to come in more often if you are considered high risk, for example, if you have periodontal disease.
According to the AGD, regular dental cleanings may help lower risks for certain diseases, such as heart disease and stroke. In fact, life-threatening medical conditions can often be detected in their early stages during an oral dental exam. Regular dental checkups and cleanings can also help prevent oral cancer, prevent gum disease, help you keep your teeth, and prevent bad breath. Another benefit to regular professional cleanings is that they can catch problems early, when they are easier, more economically and least invasively treated.
During your cleaning and exam, we will perform a professional cleaning, an exam, and possibly take X-rays. During your cleaning we will remove tartar above and below the gum line, as well as polish your teeth and floss them. As you can see, regular professional dental cleanings and exams are an essential foundation to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
If you are ready to schedule your next dental cleaning and exam, please give our Smiles Dental team in Camas, Washington, a call today at 360.335.3998, and get your smile summer ready!