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The Importance of Regular Teeth Cleanings

How professional teeth cleanings from your dentist in Portland, OR, can protect your smile

Is your smile looking dull and yellow? Do you notice a slight irritation and redness in your gums? It could be time for professional teeth cleaning with your dental provider. Having your teeth cleaned regularly can make a difference in how your smile looks, and the health of your teeth and gums.

Dr. A.J. Azbari at Barnes Dental in Portland, OR, provides a wide range of dental services, including professional teeth cleanings to protect your smile.

Your smile doesn't remain healthy and beautiful just by brushing and flossing. You also need the skills and expertise of your dental care provider to remove deposits on your teeth that brushing and flossing can't remove.

When you have your teeth cleaned by a dental professional, the soft deposits (plaque) and the hard deposits (calculus or tartar) are removed. These deposits contain millions of microscopic bacteria that can destroy the health of your smile. Plaque bacteria infect your gums and can cause tooth decay.

Over time, plaque bacteria can also destroy the fibers, ligaments, and bone that support your teeth. This infection is called periodontal disease, and it can cause you to lose your teeth and your smile. A professional dental cleaning removes the hard and soft deposits thoroughly and reduces the level of bacteria. Reduced bacteria means a healthier smile.

During your professional cleaning, your dental provider will also polish your teeth, removing all stains. Stain removal not only makes your smile more attractive but also helps keep plaque from adhering to your teeth.

Your dental cleaning appointment is also a perfect time for you to discover more about the latest tips, tricks, tools, and information to keep your smile healthy and beautiful between appointments.

Professional dental cleanings should be done every 6 to 12 months, if your smile is generally healthy, or every 3 to 4 months if you have periodontal disease. To find out more about the importance of regular teeth cleanings and how they can protect your smile, call Dr. A.J. Azbari of Barnes Dental in Portland, OR, at (503) 297-8866. Call today!

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