This blog post from David Rice DDS in Elgin focuses on professional teeth cleanings. You might wonder if you need a professional dental cleaning if you already brush and floss every day at home.
The answer is yes: both are important, because they work together to maintain your dental health.
We encourage patients to practice preventative dentistry by:
- Healthy diet – fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts
- Regular dental cleanings
- Regular checkups
Dental cleanings increase the effectiveness of your daily oral care by removing the plaque and tarter that can accumulate, even when you brush and floss every day. When plaque hardens, it can only be removed with the special tools used by a hygienist.
At David Rice DDS in Elgin our services include complete general and family dentistry, with a focus on your dental health. People from Bartlet, South Elgin, and Wayne also come to our practice for cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today!