Do you have a dental cleaning on your calendar in the next several months? If not, now is an excellent time to schedule a teeth cleaning appointment with your Manchester, NH, dentist, Dr. Muhenad Samaan of Manchester Dental.
How teeth cleaning helps your smile
Teeth cleaning is an essential aspect of good oral health. If you don't receive cleanings every six months, you're more likely to develop tooth decay and gum disease. Without regular dental care, small cavities can soon become large and a mild case of gum disease can damage gum tissue and the bones and ligaments that hold your teeth in place.
Fortunately, it's easy to avoid these issues by making cleanings a priority. Cleanings help you by:
- Eliminating Plaque: In the morning, you may notice that your teeth are covered with a rough, sticky film. The film, called plaque, contains bacteria. When the bacteria mix with sugars or carbohydrates in foods, a chemical reaction occurs. This reaction creates acids that attack your tooth enamel, causing cavities. Cleanings help you avoid cavities by removing plaque from every surface of your teeth, including hard-to-reach places.
- Getting Rid of Tartar: If you miss a few spots when you brush or floss, plaque becomes a hard deposit called tartar. Unlike plaque, tartar is visible on your teeth. If you have tartar, you'll notice that the areas in between your teeth or the bottoms of your teeth look brown or gray. The substance is so hard that it can't be removed with a toothbrush or floss. Luckily, your dental hygienist has special dental instruments that get rid of tartar without harming your teeth. If tartar remains on your teeth too long, it can irritate your gums and cause gum disease.
- Brightening Your Smile: Have you noticed that your teeth look their best after a teeth cleaning? Every cleaning ends with a little polishing to make your smile sparkle.
Teeth cleaning appointments also include dental checkups to ensure that you don't have cavities or other issues that could affect your oral health.
Are ready to make an appointment for teeth cleaning? Call your dentist in Londonderry and Manchester, NH, Dr. Samaan of Manchester Dental, to schedule your appointment. Call (603) 624-4147 for the Manchester, NH, office, or (603) 437-8204 for the Londonderry, NH, office.