Northwest Arkansas Family Dental
Fayetteville, AR Dentist

Why You Should Never Skip Dental Cleanings

January 26, 2019
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Posted By: Dr. Wade Kifer
Dentists In A Group | Don't Stop Your Dental Cleanings | Dentist Fayetteville AR

At Northwest Arkansas Family Dental, our team wants you to enjoy healthy teeth and gums for life. This means seeing our dentist regularly and having dental cleanings every six months.

Even if you have a great oral hygiene routine at home—brushing and flossing twice per day—this is not enough to prevent infections or periodontal disease.

Bacteria, unfortunately, hide and collect in hard to reach areas and close to the gum line. Only a skilled dental hygienist with the proper dental tools can clean these problem areas thoroughly. Additionally, some plaque and bacteria are simply resistant to brushing and flossing alone.

Further, dental cleanings with fluoride treatments can help strengthen teeth against cavities and breakage.

When patients skip dental cleanings, they often find that they’ve developed a cavity in the interim.

What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning

In our Fayetteville, AR dental office, our dental hygienist uses the latest dental tools and technologies to clean your teeth and gums thoroughly. This is a gentle process that many patients find relaxing.

During your cleaning, our hygienist may notice potential dental issues and can alert the dentist and discuss the issue with you.

This is also a great opportunity for you to ask questions or discuss any concerns that you may have about oral hygiene practices at home.

At Northwest Arkansas Family Dental, we believe in doing everything we can to keep your smile healthy. This is why we recommend never skipping dental cleanings.

Have You Scheduled Your First Dental Cleaning of 2019?

Early in the year is a great time to schedule your first dental cleaning for 2019. We all want to start out a new year with a cleaner, healthier, and brighter smile.

Contact our Fayetteville, AR dental office today. Our dental hygienist is standing by to help you experience a healthier smile.

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