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Protect Your Teeth From Bacteria and Gum Disease

Moore Family Dentistry in Arlington, TX follows the American Dental Association’s (ADA) recommendation of bi-annual dental cleanings for all patients. Receiving this twice a year in combination with regular brushing and flossing at home is the most effective way to maintain good oral health and prevent dental problems. Even with daily brushing after meals, a thin film of plaque will develop on teeth over time. Toothpaste will help keep the plaque to a minimum, but the remaining part will harden and form tartar. Visiting us twice yearly for cleanings ensures the tartar is removed before it causes problems.

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The Importance of Bi-Annual Cleanings

Plaque contains millions of bacteria, so brushing multiple times a day to remove it is essential. Some will remain in areas that are hard to reach with a brush and will eventually harden into tartar. At this phase, tartar can only be removed with professional dental tools. Ensuring this is done twice a year is essential to protect your teeth and gums. The bacteria in tartar leads to tooth decay, which requires fillings to repair, and if it penetrates the gum line, it can lead to gum disease and tooth root infection.

What to Expect at Your Dental Cleaning

A primary reason for regular dental cleanings is to remove plaque and tartar buildup to minimize the spread of bacteria and oral issues they cause. Our dentists and hygienists use professional tools to carefully remove plaque and tartar buildup from areas you can’t reach with your brush. Once it’s all been removed, we’ll polish your teeth with disease-preventing paste to help protect them. These cleanings also allow our dentists to examine your teeth and gums for any signs of problems. Early detection enables us to treat issues with relative ease.

Stay on Track With Regular Dental Cleanings

Following the ADA’s recommendation can significantly reduce the risk of developing dental problems and ensure your teeth’s long-term health. You and your family will find everything you need at Moore Family Dentistry, and our friendly staff looks forward to providing exceptional care in a comfortable setting. Contact our practice to request a bi-annual cleaning.

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