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The Importance Of Regular Dental Cleanings

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When spring has sprung, people all over the country jump at the chance to revive their homes with a spring cleaning. It leaves you feeling renewed and confident. So, why not do the same for your smile?

Generally speaking, it’s a good idea to stop in for a routine dental cleaning and checkup once every six months unless your dentist recommends otherwise. These visits are important for detecting early signs of potentially serious dental problems, but they also give us a chance to remove a pesky type of bacterial buildup called tartar. This hardened plaque bonds to the enamel of your teeth and can’t be removed with regular brushing and flossing.

So, if your smile needs a springtime pick-me-up, call the experts at Bell Dental Group! Our caring and knowledgeable team uses the latest in dental technology to conduct comprehensive exams and comfortable cleanings. After your visit, you’ll enjoy a smile that feels smoother and looks better than when you came in!

Read on to learn more about the importance of regular dental cleanings, as well as what you can expect when you come visit our Cincinnati, OH office. Then, come experience our award-winning care! Call us at 513-802-9440 to schedule an appointment.

 

Preventing And Detecting Tooth Decay And Gum Disease

 

Almost every adult in the U.S. gets a cavity at some point in their adult life, according to figures from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. And nearly half of adults are living with gum disease. Both complications can destroy your smile if they’re left untreated, but the good news is that they’re easily preventable and treated when you commit to routine checkups.

Professional cleanings help prevent these complications because bacterial buildup — plaque and tartar — are the primary drivers of both tooth decay and gum disease. When harmful bacteria is allowed to linger on your gum tissue it causes infection. Additionally, the bacteria release a weak acid that erodes tooth enamel, the hard protective outer layer of teeth.

So, routinely having a diligent hygienist thoroughly remove this bacterial buildup in-office can really help prevent cavities and gum disease.

But these regular checkups also help us intervene quickly if a complication arises. At Bell Dental Group, we use state-of-the-art technology to detect the earliest signs of tooth decay. This includes our DIAGNOdent cavity detector, which accurately tells us if there are signs of decay on your tooth that aren’t yet visible to the naked eye. At this stage, we can remove decay in a timely manner so the problem doesn’t worsen, and we can restore the tooth with a discreet tooth-colored filling.

 

What To Expect During Your First Appointment

 

At Bell Dental Group, we believe that your mouth plays an integral role in your overall health. That’s why your first appointment here will include a comprehensive oral health exam. We’ll of course clean your teeth, but we’ll also take some digital X-rays and check for any abnormalities, such as early signs of oral cancer.

All told, your first visit will likely take about two hours. You’ll spend roughly one hour with a hygienist and one with a dentist, where you can talk about any dental concerns you have and your smile goals. This is an opportunity for us to get to know one another so we can offer you highly personalized care in the future!

 

Do Something Nice For Your Smile

 

If you’re due for a spring dental cleaning, come visit us! You’ll love the friendly faces and high-quality care you’ll find in our office. Call us at 513-802-9440 to schedule an appointment, or use our online form.

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