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By Arnold Bansen, DDS
August 16, 2016
Category: Oral Health

The importance of good oral hygiene, which begins with daily brushing and flossing at home, is ingrained in most of us in early regular cleaningschildhood. But even with increased awareness around the importance of taking a proactive approach to our own oral health, many people still reserve a trip to the dentist for emergencies, or for when the signs of tooth decay or gum disease have become too obvious (or painful) to ignore.

Dr. Arnold Bansen, a family dentist in Sterling Heights, MI, advises patients to think of regular professional dental cleanings as an integral part of the equation for healthy teeth and gums. While brushing and flossing every day are important, they only make up two parts of the equation. A yearly oral check-up and professional cleaning complete the equation to ensure that the teeth and gums remain strong, healthy, and as attractive as possible.

Preventive Dentistry in Sterling Heights

Why are professional teeth cleanings necessary for people who brush and floss every day and practice good oral hygiene at home? Although flossing every day and eating a healthy diet are necessary for maintaining healthy teeth and gums, professional teeth cleanings pick up where brushing and flossing alone leave off. The bacteria and acids from the foods that we eat can harden into plaque and tartar, which can only be removed by a dentist. Scheduling a comprehensive dental exam and professional cleaning once or twice a year is the key to good oral health and strong teeth and gums for the entire family.

Family Dentistry in Sterling Heights

A yearly dental exam and professional cleaning is an important part of every oral health and hygiene plan, and can actually save time and money in the long run, by preventing and helping to catch common dental problems before they have a chance to progress. Contact Dr. Bansen by calling (586) 979-1450 to schedule an appointment today.