The Major Benefits Of Your Dental Cleaning

Updated: Apr 8


Your dental cleaning, as you probably know, is a good thing. It helps you keep your smile healthy! With that said, so far, we have the following: Your cleanings are good and they help your oral health. So, what about the details and the deeper specifics that will allow you to really understand how coming in for cleanings with us will help you avoid all manner of hygiene-related concerns? Well, lucky for you, our Columbia, TN team is here to offer a quick yet fact-packed explanation of those hefty benefits that this part of your preventive care with us will provide!


Removal Of Plaque And Tartar (That You Miss)

The first and technically most important benefit for you to keep in mind in terms of your dental cleanings is the fact that they will remove the plaque and tartar that you miss. You may wonder: Why are we assuming that you’re missing plaque and tartar and that you’re coming in to our practice with any type of accumulation or buildup on your smile? Well, because this is true for all patients. You can do a very good job with your brushing and flossing efforts but, due to human nature and the shape of your smile, there’s always going to be just a bit that you leave behind. When you see us for cleanings, we gently and thoroughly remove these materials, so your smile is nice and clean again. This promotes a cycle of effective care that helps you avoid landing in our chair for additional treatments.

Protection For Your Gums

Your dental cleanings provide you with some amazing protection for your gums. Why is this so important, you wonder? Well, your gums act as the framework for your smile, providing coverage, support, and protection. Without healthy gums, you’re at risk for eventual damage and the loss of your teeth. So, you want to avoid all manner of issue, from gingivitis to more serious stages of gum disease, so your smile remains safe.

Protection For Your Teeth

We’re going to go ahead and assume that you’re not interested in allowing tooth decay or other hygiene-related problems to develop and damage your oral health. When this happens, you end up requiring (usually avoidable) restorative care, such as dental fillings, crowns, etc. Don’t forget that in addition to the dental hygiene you’re performing at home, your dental cleanings help keep your teeth in lovely condition, too!

See Us For Your Dental Cleaning Soon 

Remember that keeping your smile in exceptional health means paying attention not only to the care that you practice at home through brushing and flossing but also to the cleanings and checkups you need from us! To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Creekside Family Dental Care in Columbia, TN, today at (931) 388–3384.

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