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Oral health is important to you, your family, and our team. Our teeth are one of the most valuable assets you have. Because you brush your teeth every day and floss when you remember, it can be easy to think that regular dental cleanings aren’t important. If you go once a year for a checkup, it helps keep your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy so that when problems arise we can treat them early before they become big issues. 

At D&R Dentistry, our goal is to keep your smile healthy and beautiful for years to come. We emphasize preventive care as well as treating dental problems when they come up. One of the most essential elements in any routine is regular dental checkups and cleanings. Our professionally-trained team provides these treatments to help keep your teeth white, clean, and healthy!

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The importance of keeping your teeth cleaned

We believe in the significance of regular dental checkups and cleanings to maintain oral health and prevent dental problems from occurring. A dental cleaning appointment with one of our dental hygienists is designed to target areas of your mouth that may be more at risk for decay and minimize the risk of any further problems.  

Cavity prevention is the number one reason why people visit the dentist, and a good cleaning can significantly reduce the risk. A thorough cleaning removes the plaque and tartar that can cause cavities, as well as any bacteria that can lead to gum disease. Getting frequent cleanings helps you keep your teeth healthy for life.

Gum disease is a serious issue. Dental cleanings greatly reduce the odds that a patient will lose their teeth due to gum disease, but there's always a chance. Having loose teeth left untreated for too long can be hazardous. 

Moreover, maintaining optimal oral health and hygiene is important for keeping your breath fresh, and professional dental cleaning helps to control the bacteria in the mouth that cause bad breath. If you have been brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, it may be time for a professional dental cleaning.

A dental cleaning is a real game-changer—it keeps your mouth smelling and looking great, as well as provides other health benefits like decreasing the risk of gingivitis and tooth decay.

What does a dental cleaning involve?

In a routine cleaning, we remove plaque, tartar, and surface stains using special tools and techniques. We then floss your teeth, paying close attention to any areas of your gums that may bleed more easily than others, and pass these observations along to the dentist. 

Scaling and polishing using special tools that remove plaque and surface-level stains are included as well. We often pair our patients with a hygienist, so that you can look forward to seeing the same person every time and enjoy continuity of care. Finally, they will give you a thorough evaluation of your oral health maintenance and treatment needs. If there is anything you can do at home to maintain your teeth and gums, then we will discuss how best to do so with you during your visit.

Dental cleaning is your most important dental appointment. If you want to learn more about dental cleaning, contact us at  305-400-8060, or just visit us at 14750 SW 26th Street, Suite:210, Miami. Get in contact with D&R Dentistry and keep your smile brighter than ever! 

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