Professional Dental Cleanings are Vital to Your Oral Health

Even if you are dedicated to good oral hygiene, these routine cleanings are still necessary.oral hygiene

You may think you are just the best when it comes it caring for your smile. Your teeth may look great and your smile may feel fantastic. You may floss every chance you get and you never forget to replace your toothbrush. All of these habits are amazing and can go a long way to improving your oral health, but this still doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t visit our Decatur, IL, dentists Drs. Chad and Natalie Corley every six months for routine cleanings.

Why are these visits so important?

There are many reasons, despite maintaining good oral health, why you should visit our Decatur, IL, general dentist every six months for routine care. Sure, your smile may feel fantastic. You may not be worried about any issues at all, but you could be surprised to find that not all problems cause symptoms. Here are some reasons you should be visiting our office:

Ward Off Cavities

Cavities are one of the most common dental issues we see, and while getting a dental filling isn’t a serious or invasive procedure it’s always best if you can avoid any dental treatment, if possible. We want you to have healthy teeth for as long as possible. When you come into our office for cleanings we can check for spots that many have decay but haven’t turned into cavities yet. From there we can continue to monitor it and teach you ways to improve your oral health to prevent decay from getting worse.

Get a Cleaner Smile

Even if you maintain great oral health there is always going to be a moment during that six-month span where your routine falls flat. You may forget to floss your teeth before bed or you may not brush in the morning before heading to work. We’re all human and these situations happen. Of course, these six-month visits ensure that we remove plaque and tartar buildup to get your smile healthy and to prevent gum disease and cavities.

Get a Brighter Smile

If you love your morning cup of Joe or you’re a smoker than one of the surefire ways to keep your smile looking brighter and more refreshed is to come in every six months for cleanings. If you are a smoker you also pose other risks to your oral health, so coming in more regularly may actually be best. Talk to us about how often you should be coming in for cleanings and routine care.

Save Your Money

Whenever people think about going to the doctors they often worry about money. Of course, getting preventive dental care could mean that you save money in the long run. By paying for a simple cleaning twice a year you could avoid getting dental fillings, crowns, root canal therapy and other more expensive procedures in the near future.

If you need to schedule your upcoming dental cleaning, don’t hesitate to call Corley Family Dental in Decatur, IL, today. We will work with your busy schedule to get you on the books as soon as possible.