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Teeth Cleaning is Critical to Your Health • Dentist Serving Edgewood

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In the most extreme cases, teeth which are not taken care of properly can result in disease, general ill health and in the rarest of patients, hospital stays or even loss of life.

We don’t want to scare anyone, but understanding why your dentist and your dental hygienists teach you how to take care of your teeth at home, and recommend occasional other measures, is important.

Remember that great feeling you have when you leave the dentist’s office after being checked and cleaned? That feeling is also telling you that you are taking the right steps to oral health. Brushing and flossing at home can remove plaque bacteria from your teeth and gum areas. This is a great start, but a professional cleaning at the dentist’s office will remove the tarter (hardened plaque that you have missed) which is critical. Left alone, tartar can damage both teeth and gums. Cavities can develop as well.

How Dr. Nash Will Help Edgewood and Sumner Residents

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Since Dr. Nash’s practice is family dentistry, they are committed to all of you being comfortable in their chairs and with how your general preventative program is working for you. The earlier children learn how important oral health is, the earlier they will begin to care properly for their teeth and gums. Dr. Nash now has the Sonic are toothbrush scaled for use by the young ones which will make it easier for them to clean places they may miss when trying to brush manually.

Professional dental cleaning will pick up the tarter that inevitably will form even with the most conscientious brushing. The polishing that comes next smooths the surface of the teeth. Very importantly, Dr Nash and his staff will be able to tell you if you are brushing properly, if you are missing any spots or surfaces, and if you are being too vigorous and potentially damaging your gums.

How Frequently Should You Visit a Dental Office?

There is no “one size fits all” when determining your cleaning schedule, but dentists often recommend twice a year as a standard time frame. Oral-Cleaning-Sumner-WA Speak with Dr. Nash and the staff who can tell you how good a job you are doing at home and if there are other concerns with your teeth. Everyone’s are different so there are varying factors such as how regularly you clean and floss, your diet, and even genetics.