Achieving optimal oral health is a team effort; it requires you to be proactive about oral hygiene and diet, and you need to take advantage of the expertise of Dr. Kai and our dental team.
If you’re brushing and flossing conscientiously, you are already halfway there! But even the most thorough oral hygiene routine is not enough on its own to keep your teeth healthy.
There are a couple of reasons for this. First, no matter what type of toothbrush you use, it can’t reach into all the cracks and crevices between your teeth. Plaque that remains in these hard-to-reach spaces hardens into a substance called tartar or calculus. Only a dental hygienist can remove tartar using tools designed specifically for the task.
Another part of your cleaning also involves inspecting your gums and supporting tooth structures for signs of gum disease. Gum disease can do a lot of damage before you are even aware that it’s present, making these routine check-ins with your hygienist crucial for maintaining good gum health. At the conclusion of your cleaning, your hygienist will polish your teeth to leave your mouth with a fresh, “squeaky clean” feel.
As you can see, there are many good reasons to schedule a cleaning with your dentist in Alpharetta. Please call our office and we will be happy to arrange your next appointment!