Great at home care and hygiene is very important in maintaining your smile. Even with the best personal care at home, nothing compares to the work of a professional with their tools. Daily maintenance for many is not enough to remove the build-up of tartar, which if left unchecked can result in inflammation of the gums and eventually gum disease. This is why we encourage professional dental cleanings every six months, where a dentist or hygienist can remove any built-up tartar and plaque with their instruments. They will then use a special handpiece to polish the teeth which smooths out surfaces, removes stains, and makes it more difficult for plaque to stick to teeth.
Dental cleanings leave your mouth feeling fresh, and it is also a time where you will have an opportunity to speak with the dentist over any concerns you may have. We believe strongly in the importance of oral hygiene education. Our dental professionals can review areas where you are doing well or where you may need improvement. We are happy to demonstrate proper technique and review this at every cleaning appointment. Dental cleanings are an integral part of maintaining your smile for years to come.
If you need a dental cleaning in Alamosa, please contact our friendly team here at Valley Smiles.