At Smiles Dental in Longview, Washington, we are happy to help you have a healthy start to your summer with a professional cleaning and checkup to brighten your smile. The Academy of General Dentistry recommends professional dental cleanings at least twice a year to improve your oral health. These visits support your daily at-home care of brushing, and flossing to protect your pearly whites. If you are considered high risk, for example, if you have gum disease, then you may need to come in more often.
According to the AGD, regular dental cleanings may help lower risks for certain diseases, such as heart disease and stroke. Life-threatening conditions can often be detected in their early stages during an oral exam. Regular dental checkups and cleanings can help prevent oral cancer, prevent gum disease, help you keep your teeth, and help prevent bad breath. Another benefit to regular professional cleanings is that they can catch problems early, when they are easier, more economically and least invasively fixed.
During a typical cleaning and exam, our team will perform a professional cleaning, an exam, and possibly X-rays. During your cleaning we will remove tartar above and below the gum line, as well as polish your teeth and floss them. Dental cleanings and exams are the foundation to healthy teeth and gums.
Are you ready to schedule your next dental cleaning and exam? If so, please give our Smiles Dental team in Longview, Washington, a call at 360.200.6995 today. Our dentists, Dr. Doman, Dr. Stark, Dr. Jardine, and Dr. Andros are happy to get your smile ready for summer!