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The Importance of Teeth Cleaning

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You’ve probably heard how important it is to get professional teeth cleaning to reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease, but how often do you really need to schedule a cleaning? Our approach to a healthy smile here at Dr. Angie Rhodes’ office of Chocowinity, NC, starts with routine dental cleanings.


Preventive dental care is imperative because it is the easiest way to maintain the best oral health. Preventive dental care can help each member of your family keep a healthy and beautiful smile by protecting against dental decay, periodontal disease, and gum disease.


Many dentists and dental hygienists recommend that you visit your dentist at least twice a year, every 6 months, to get a routine examination and cleaning. Many dental insurance policies will cover two cleanings per year, but few people take full advantage of their benefits. It is extremely important to get your teeth cleaned in order to prevent infections or disease and to keep good oral hygiene habits and a healthy mouth.


Professional cleanings are just as important as brushing and flossing daily. Your appointment at Dr. Rhodes’ Family and Cosmetic Dentistry most often begins with X-rays to determine if there are signs of disease or decay. Our dental hygienist ensures your comfort while using special instruments to remove plaque buildup and calcified tartar between the teeth and gums.


The hygienist then will polish your teeth to remove surface stains, leaving your teeth clean and shiny. As mentioned before, most patients have their teeth cleaned every six months. More frequent cleanings may be necessary if you exhibit signs of periodontal disease. As with any medical care, your dental care should really be personalized to your own periodontal issues.


Responsible dental care will give you clean teeth, a healthy mouth, and a confident smile. Dr. Angie Rhodes and her team of trained talented professionals understand how important routine dental cleanings are. They find that professional cleanings are just as important as brushing and flossing daily. They also insist that regular checkups following professional cleanings. The examinations are important to check for any problems that you might not see or feel.


It is very important to Dr. Rhodes that you are aware of your treatment plan and what’s going on in your own mouth. She is completely open to discussing your oral health and will happily make time for that during your checkup.


Dr. Angie Rhodes offers a host of dental care services to keep your oral health in tip-top shape. She and her staff are dedicated to providing quality dental care in a comfortable, inviting atmosphere. For more information about preventative care services such as teeth cleaning, to schedule an appointment, to learn more about payment options, feel free to contact the office.

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