If you brush and floss your teeth every day, you’re already doing a wonderful job of protecting your teeth for the future. You’re taking a key step towards preventing cavities and avoiding conditions like gingivitis.
But you can’t take complete care of your teeth on your own. Your dentist is your partner in ensuring your teeth stay clean and healthy for your entire life.
If it’s time for your regular dental cleaning, visit Schererville & Chesterton Family Dentistry. We serve patients of all ages in the Schererville, IN and Chesterton, IN community. Visit us to make sure your smile shines.
Why Do I Need a Dental Cleaning?
Again, brushing and flossing go a long way towards removing decay-causing food particles from your teeth. However, dental cleanings more thoroughly remove plaque and tartar (or calculus), which is a hard, white substance that forms from plaque. You can’t remove hardened tartar from your teeth, especially around your gum line, on your own.
Dental cleanings also ensure your teeth stay white and shiny. Different foods and drinks, like coffee and wine, stain your teeth over time, and a dentist removes stains so your teeth can gleam again.
When you visit for your dental cleaning, one of our dentists will also check for cavities and other oral health problems. He or she can catch problems like cavities early on to help you avoid tooth loss, gingivitis, or periodontitis.
Who Should Get a Dental Cleaning?
Everyone should visit their dentist for a thorough cleaning once every six months. Kids should start to receive dental cleanings as soon as their first tooth grows in. You should continue to get your teeth cleaned biannually for the rest of your life.
If you’re overdue for a cleaning or need to schedule your next six-month appointment, reach out to our qualified dentists. You can contact our Schererville, IN office at 219.322.3232 and our Chesterton, IN office at 219.929.9289. Alternatively, request more information via our online contact form on the side of the page.