The spring season is upon us, and aside from blossoming flowers, gentle sunshine, and occasional spring showers, the official end of the cold winter months also brings the opportunity for thoroughly cleaning your abode. Your house, however, is not the only place that could benefit from a spring cleaning. The tenets of a bright and healthy smile dictate that you should attend a professional dental cleaning at least once every six months. If you haven’t had one in a while, then perhaps your spring cleaning should include a trip to your Cupertino dentistfor a thorough sweep of your teeth and gums.
Cleaning Behind and Under it All
To keep your house presentable between periods of extensive cleaning, you pick up messes and wipe up stains as they occur, preventing dirt and clutter from accumulating in your living space. The same concept is at the center of your daily hygiene routine; brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day or more helps control the daily buildup of dental plaque. It also helps remove the food debris that feeds the oral bacteria within plaque, fueling the processes that can result in tooth decay and gum disease.
The small spots that are often missed during your brushing routine can pose a more serious problem when allowed to remain for more than 48 hours; sticky plaque will then turn into calcified (hardened) tartar, which is more resilient than plaque and cannot be removed with your toothbrush. A dental prophylaxis (cleaning) involves the removal of plaque and tartar from every surface of your teeth, including those hard to reach places behind and between your teeth. Our dental hygienist will also carefully remove these substances from just underneath your gum line, reducing your risk of developing gum disease .
Smile Maintenance with Professional Dental Cleanings in Cupertino
Neglecting a dental cleaning can sometimes prove as detrimental as neglecting your oral hygiene altogether. Dental diseases are progressive, and if a lapse in your cleaning routine allows tooth decay or gum disease to develop, your next dental visit will require much more than a cleaning to protect your smile. To learn how you can improve your chances of saving your teeth a lot of trouble, schedule a consultation with your Cupertino dentist by calling LaFrom Dentistry at (408) 996-8595. Located in the 95014 area, we proudly serve patients from Cupertino, Saratoga, Campbell, Sunnyvale, San Jose, Santa Clara County, Silicon Valley, and the surrounding communities.