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Why do I need to brush and floss regularly?

You need to brush and floss regularly because it’s crucial to remove plaque and prevent a buildup on your teeth. Plaque is a sticky film that accumulates on your teeth and is made up of food particles, saliva, and bacteria. Brushing at least twice a day and flossing helps control plaque buildup, but what it doesn’t remove adheres to teeth and hardens into a substance called tartar.

Professional Teeth Cleanings in Clayton, NC

It’s crucial to visit a dental hygienist who can periodically remove all the plaque and tartar from your teeth. Even if you have excellent oral hygiene skills, you can’t get rid of tartar with your toothbrush and floss. Removing tartar requires a visit with a dental hygienist who has access to specialized instruments that gently remove plaque and tartar.

Without regularly scheduled teeth cleanings to remove the buildup, you are at risk for tooth decay, gingivitis, periodontal disease, and even tooth loss. This is why we emphasize the importance of proper home care between visits.

Proper at-home brushing and flossing practice is also important, which is why part of your teeth cleaning at our Clayton dental office includes a refresher on correct hygiene techniques.

Schedule a Teeth Cleaning Appointment

If you are due for a thorough teeth cleaning with a skilled dental hygienist, please call our Clayton, NC dental office to schedule an appointment.