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George Rivera, DDS
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Why are routine teeth cleanings important?

Patients in Oakbrook Terrace commonly ask us why they need to see us for routine teeth cleanings if they brush and floss conscientiously. The reason is that cleanings and exams are considered preventive, meaning we don’t want to wait until problems develop to see you.

Benefits of Routine Teeth Cleanings

The benefit of seeing you every six months, or as recommended by our hygienist, is that we can monitor your dental needs on an ongoing basis. If we detect gum disease, we can provide prompt treatment and work with you to prevent it from advancing or reoccurring.

Another reason for routine teeth cleanings is to remove plaque buildup that your brush and floss miss. If plaque sits on your teeth too long, it turns into a hard substance called tartar. No amount of brushing and flossing at home can remove tartar, as it sticks stubbornly to teeth and can only be removed by a hygienist using specialized instruments.

We recommend teeth cleanings and exams at our Oakbrook Terrace dental office every six months for patients with healthy teeth and no history of gum disease. Patients prone to developing cavities or gum disease will benefit from more frequent checkups.

Are You Due for Your Next Teeth Cleaning?

Please call us to schedule your next teeth cleaning and dental exam at George Rivera, DDS.

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