You Can’t Outdo Your Dental Hygienist

By Kendra L. Patterson, DMD | Dental Clinic

Sep 27

No matter how many bells and whistles your toothbrush has, no matter how dedicated you are to brushing and flossing every day, nothing can take the place of professional teeth cleaning done by a licensed and experienced dental hygienist.

As careful and as committed as you are you won’t be able to avoid some amount of plaque buildup. Plaque is that nasty stuff that is produced by the combination of oral bacteria and the sugar that it feeds on and clings to the surface of your teeth. When plaque is left undisturbed for some time it will harden and turn to tartar. No amount of brushing and flossing can remove tartar, it must be done professionally.

Not all dental visits involve an invasive procedure. In fact, the more often you go in for a routine checkup and a thorough professional cleaning the less likely you will be to need something more. Schedule your visits at 6-month intervals and make the next appointment before you leave the office.

Professional teeth cleaning along with proper diet and home care all combine to give you the best chance of avoiding serious oral disease. It can prevent cavities and gum disease and at the same time give you a stain-free smile and a super refreshed feeling.

Dr. Patterson and the team at Kendra L. Patterson, DMD offer the best in all-around patient care and comfort. Call for your appointment @ 303-722-9504.

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