The Importance of Professional Teeth Cleanings

0395301001561644191.jpgDid you know that professional teeth cleanings can help save your smile? It’s true! Without these cleanings, you leave your mouth liable to develop periodontal disease, cavities, and a number of other harmful dental conditions.

Fortunately, Dr. Ashley Lloyd, your dentist in Raleigh, NC offers a wide range of dental care services, including professional teeth cleaning and periodontal therapy, to help keep your smile in top shape! 

What professional teeth cleanings can do for you

If you are brushing twice daily and flossing at least once a day, that’s a great start to a healthy smile, but these steps alone won't remove all of the harmful bacteria within your mouth. To fully remove the soft deposits (plaque) and the hard deposits (calculus or tartar) from your teeth, regular professional teeth cleanings are needed. This is because

  • Plaque contains millions of harmful bacteria that produce toxins. These toxins work to inflame, infect, and destroy your soft tissue, causing gum disease.
  • Hard deposits form a rough surface that plaque can cling to. These hard deposits are much harder to remove than plaque, requiring removal by a dental care professional. Professional teeth cleanings remove the plaque and calculus, giving you a clean, beautiful smile.

These are just a few of the reasons why professional teeth cleanings are so important to the health of your smile:

  • Harmful bacteria, plaque and hard deposits are removed, reducing gum inflammation
  • Your teeth are polished to remove stains, making your smile more attractive
  • You will learn about the latest tools and techniques to keep your smile healthy at home
  • Your gums and teeth will be monitored for any signs of bone loss, bleeding, and other signs of periodontal disease

Ideally, you should have your teeth cleaned every six months to help prevent gum disease. After all, if you let gum disease go untreated, it can turn into periodontal disease, a condition that can cause bone destruction and loose teeth. 

Give us a call!

To find out more about the importance of professional teeth cleanings, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Ashley Lloyd in Raleigh, NC, today at (919) 828-1001.

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  • "Hands down best dentist and hygienist in the triangle. My wife and I both go there - if you have a problem Dr Ashley is going to do her very best to get you in and get you fixed. We love her and her fabulous staff."
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  • "DR Lloyd is amazing! I have had two chipped teeth over the past few weeks and she has squeezed me in the same day both times. The most recent one was today which happens to be the day before Christmas Eve. Thank you DR Lloyd!"
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  • "Dr. Lloyd and her staff are wonderful. I have always hated to go "the dentist" and therefore put off appointments for years! I am very glad that I decided to trust my teeth and care to this office! They have helped to ease my fear and anxiety and get the job done easily and quickly! I already have my next 6 month appointment made and I will look forward to being there."
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  • "Dr. Lloyd and her staff are amazing. I actually look forward to going to the dentist. If you are looking for an outstanding dentist with an excellent staff; look no further, Dr. Lloyd is the best of the best. From cleanings to crowns, it's always a great experience."
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