Lakeforest Dental Associates
Dr. Neil Daftary and Dr. Robert Zaner

Why Dental Cleanings Equal Preventative Dentistry

January 26, 2019
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Posted By: Dr. Zaner
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At Lakeforest Dental Associates, our team recommends dental cleanings at least twice per year. This recommendation falls in line with the American Dental Association’s best practices.

If you haven’t scheduled your first cleaning for this year in our Gaithersburg, MD dental office, we’d like to share a few reasons why you should. And these reasons fall under preventative dentistry.

Dental Cleanings Are Mini Dental Exams

At Lakeforest Dental, our dental hygienist isn’t merely cleaning your teeth but looking for potential dental issues.

Our dental hygienist can spot a cavity in the early stages, for example, or a potential infection developing. This helps prevent serious cavities, and it gives our dentist the opportunity to stave off an infection before it causes pain or oral health damage.

Our hygienist can also detect the early signs of periodontal disease!

Your Toothbrush and Dental Floss Can’t Reach Every Nook

Brushing and flossing twice per day goes a long way toward preventing cavities, dental infections, and periodontal disease. However, your toothbrush and dental floss cannot reach every nook. Additionally, some bacteria are resistant.

Our hygienist can reach every nook and remove plaque and bacteria missed by your toothbrush and dental floss. 

This is essential when it comes to reducing your risk for cavities, infections, and periodontal disease.

Our Dental Hygienist Can Provide Valuable Tips

Prior to or following your dental cleaning, our hygienist can provide you with the best dental care tips to use at home.

You are also able to ask questions. Are you using the right floss? Which toothbrush does our hygienist recommend for your unique smile?

Contact Our Dental Office

Dental cleanings in our Gaithersburg, MD dental office are relaxing, noninvasive, and keep your teeth healthy and strong. And it is our goal to provide our patients with healthy teeth for life.

Contact Lakeforest Dental Associates today to schedule your first dental cleaning of 2019.

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