Spring Cleaning…For Your Mouth

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Maybe you’ve thought about doing some Spring cleaning around your home. But what about a Spring cleaning for your teeth? A clean, healthy smile is just as important as a clean house. So why not get those pearly whites sparkling clean this Spring with a professional dental cleaning.

You might be wondering why you need to have your teeth cleaned by a dentist when you can just brush them at home. Well, think of it this way. Dental cleanings at a dental office get your teeth cleaner than you could ever get them with brushing and flossing alone. While brushing and flossing regularly are both very important for your oral health, they can’t get rid of tartar buildup on your teeth.

What’s tartar? It’s basically hardened dental plaque, which is that filmy layer you feel on your teeth when you wake up in the morning. No matter how well you brush your teeth, a little bit of plaque gets left behind. Over time, that plaque hardens and turns into something called tartar. Tartar makes a great home for cavity-causing bacteria, so you definitely want to get it cleaned off every six months. Since tartar can only be removed with special tools at the dentist office, regular dental visits are super important!

Everyone should have a dental cleaning twice per year, so if it’s been more than six months since your last dental visit, now’s the time to make an appointment! At Kool Smiles, we’ve build a fun and friendly environment for kids and we offer a full range of dentistry services for the whole family. Click here to see if there’s a Kool Smiles near you!

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