When you come to Jamie A. Alexander, DDS, in Boynton Beach, FL, for routine dental cleanings you will benefit in many ways. A routine dental cleaning, also known as a “prophylactic cleaning,” is an important part of preventive dental care. Regular, routine dental cleanings remove stains, remove dental plaque and harder calculus that are full of bacteria that cause gum disease, and allow us to detect dental problems early.
Plaque and calculus removal will help prevent cavities, gum disease, and systemic inflammation due to oral bacteria. This allows you to have a healthy mouth, minimize the dentistry you will need over your lifetime, and smile with greater confidence. The elimination of built-up bacteria on your teeth helps prevent bad breath and supports overall health.
Because plaque build-up typically needs removal every six months, most patients need a cleaning every six months to maintain their oral health, and it’s important not to delay. There are circumstances that warrant more frequent cleaning, and if oral disease is present, we will spot it and recommend appropriate treatment that “nips the problem in the bud.”