Why You Don’t Want to Miss Your Six Month Cleaning

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Summer is the perfect time for a dental cleaning to boost your oral health and your smile confidence. At Always Dental Care, Dr. Truong Nguyen and our team in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, we are excited to help you get your smile ready for summer!

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) reports that patients who have routine six-month dental cleanings and exams benefit from improved oral health. Not only do these visits help prevent gum disease, tooth decay and bad breath, but they can help lower the risk for certain diseases such as heart disease and stroke.

Why is six months the recommended time period for dental checkups? Well, during a six-month period, tartar build up will require a professional dental cleaning to remove it. If this tartar buildup is left untreated, the bacteria will release toxins into the gums and bones, causing them to dissolve and loosening the teeth. This is called periodontitis. The six-month dental cleaning schedule was created for the “average” person in mind, which typically means:

— Those who are middle-aged

— Those who don’t eat a lot of sweets

— Those who brush their teeth at least twice each day

— Those who don’t smoke

Some people, however, may need to go more often. In fact, if you have any of the following, you may be more susceptible to damage from oral bacteria and should come in more often:

— Your diet is high in sugary foods and drinks

— You are older

— You have dry mouth

— You have periodontal disease

Dr. Truong Nguyen finds that regular dental visits are the perfect complement to daily at-home oral care when it comes to maintaining a healthy smile for our patients in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. So if you are ready for your summer cleaning smile boost, please give our caring team a call at 484.392.7687 today!