Dental cleanings with our dental hygienist at Briarcliff Smile Design, are highly recommended for many reasons. Our well-educated staff will explain to you how a thorough dental cleaning, every six months, is an important part of maintaining good dental health. Our dental hygienist stresses the importance of teeth cleaning in Briarcliff, and keeping your teeth in good shape, puts you ahead of the game when it comes to your overall health. Most insurance companies recognize the importance of teeth cleanings and do cover them.
During a thorough teeth cleaning in Briarcliff, plaque deposits and tartar are removed. Tiny bacteria that cause tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath are inside the plaque on your teeth. The results from this type of cleaning cannot be achieved by flossing, brushing and mouth rinses at home. Preventative care is extremely important, but proper teeth cleaning also makes your teeth feel and look amazing. Once your cleaning is done at Briarcliff Smile Design, we will answer any questions you have regarding flossing or brushing your teeth. Proper flossing and brushing are necessary ways to maintain good dental health between dental visits. Keeping your mouth clean, and as healthy as possible, also helps you to keep your own teeth as you age. Gum disease is a major cause of tooth loss and you definitely need your teeth in good shape so you can chew properly, but to look better as well.
In addition to an important teeth cleaning in Briarcliff, our dentist will also see you to perform an exam. These exams are also important for your dental health because we will be able to see any changes in your mouth that could lead to gum disease, other dental problems, and even oral cancer. Our dentist works closely with our dental hygienist and if we should happen to discover any problems, during your exam or cleaning, we will discuss the diagnosis and appropriate treatment options with you. The importance of twice a year cleanings are two-fold because the exam that usually goes along with it allows any potential problems to be detected early, allowing for any treatments we feel are appropriate.