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Do I Need A Dental Cleaning If I Brush And Floss At Home?

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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:

  • Brushing
  • Flossing
  • 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!

Contact David A. Rice, DDS:

847-741-2353

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1972 Larkin Ave Ste 1
Elgin, Illinois
60123

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Memberships & Associations

Dr. David Rice, DDS, KOIS Center Clinical Instructor membership page The American Academy of Restorative Dentistry membership logo for Dr. Rice, DDS Elgin dentist Dr. David Rice is a member of the American Dental Association Illinois State Dental Society membership badge for Dr. David Rice, DDS

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