Why do I need a clean if I brush my teeth every day?
Even if you are a contender for the tooth brushing of the year award, tartar still develops in the tight places that your toothbrush cannot reach. Dental floss removes plaque from between teeth, but it is still possible for it to accumulate just below the gums and harden into tartar, also called calculus.
For most healthy patients, twice-yearly active maintenance dental visits that include a clean and check-up are enough to maintain oral health. Routine x-rays will identify decay that is not visible through a visual exam alone.
Your active maintenance appointments are also a perfect opportunity to discuss your goals for your smile and any cosmetic dentistry treatments you are interested in.
If you have missed a few dental appointments, there is no need to worry. Our team will never make you feel guilty. Instead, we will focus on helping you restore your oral health by organising a personalised treatment plan.
Each dental clean includes a scale an polish using precision instruments that remove tartar, plaque, bacteria and surface stains. Incidentally, if you are interested in whitening your teeth, immediately following your dental clean is a perfect time to get started.
We welcome you to our Tamworth dental clinic and look forward to seeing your smile.