How long has it been since you last found yourself in a dentist’s chair? Unless you are given the instruction to follow a different schedule, you should have appointments that are spaced six months apart. These semiannual visits provide many important services that help you avoid trouble with your smile that can require restorative dental work. One particularly important service is your professional teeth cleaning, which removes tartar as well as plaque to make cavity and gingivitis prevention easier. AT our Upton, MA dentist’s office, we can make sure that you have your teeth thoroughly cleaned as well as examined at an appointment, which can help you stay on track to preserve a healthy smile for the long term.

How Long Since Your Last Teeth Cleaning And Evaluation?

If you have gone more than six months without a cleaning and exam, you should make the scheduling of your next appointment a priority. Without these services, you are vulnerable to tartar buildup, and you can let problems worsen without realizing it. Visible tartar buildup can hurt the way you look. If you let a problem with a cavity or gum disease go undiscovered, you can eventually experience complications that call for more involved services. That can mean the placement of a permanent dental crown for a cavity, or treatment with a periodontal specialist for advanced gum disease.

How Teeth Cleanings Protect You From Harm

While tartar buildup does not require restorative dental work, it will require professional services to be addressed. This is because these deposits cling to teeth and cannot be removed with brushing and flossing alone. You can certainly do a good job preventing tartar buildup by cleaning your teeth thoroughly, but any areas you overlook, even briefly, can experience some accumulation of this substance. At an appointment, your hygienist will carefully and thoroughly clear away deposit. They can also let you know what areas of your smile are not receiving enough attention and are therefore more vulnerable to problems.

Other Benefits To Consistent Preventive Care

Consistent preventive appointments will help you avoid difficulties with advanced tooth decay. You may not realize just how severe a cavity can become if it is not treated in time. When tooth decay causes an infection, and that infection goes untreated for too long, the tooth can be lost and bacteria can spread to other parts of your mouth! Dr. Goguen can recognize when a cavity has formed even if it is not large enough to cause you discomfort, then provide the necessary treatment to fully stop it from worsening.

Schedule Your Teeth Cleaning At Our Upton, MA Dentist’s Office

Our dentist’s office in Upton, MA is ready to provide patients with important preventive services. In addition to helping you avoid trouble with decay and gum disease, we can take on any active problems that you may be experiencing. To find out more, call Dr. Goguen’s dental practice in Upton, MA at 508-529-4591.

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