Shipp Family Dentistry

Why Dental Cleanings Are Important

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At Shipp Family Dentistry, we believe that dental cleanings are the hallmark of preventative dentistry. Patients who schedule and keep dental cleaning appointments have fewer dental issues related to bacteria and cavities.

In our Columbus, MS dental office, we follow the American Dental Associations recommendation of dental cleanings every six months. Why? Because dental cleanings help prevent several severe or uncomfortable oral health issues including:

  • Cavities
  • Oral health infections
  • Systemic health infections
  • Dental emergencies
  • Periodontal disease
  • Tooth loss
  • Bad breath
  • Shifting teeth

How Dental Cleanings Work

Our skilled dental hygienist relies on precise dental instruments and the latest technologies to clear away bacteria often brought on by plaque and tartar buildup. Unfortunately, brushing and flossing alone will not get rid of either entirely.

Often your dental cleaning includes a fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth against cavities and breakage, too.

Following your dental cleaning, you’ll be left with fresher breath, a cleaner feeling inside your mouth, and greater protection against the culprits that lead to tooth loss, emergencies, infections, and periodontal disease.

Ask Our Dental Hygienist

Before or following your dental cleaning, you can ask our hygienist about oral health tips that you can use at home.

Our hygienist may recommend a specific type of toothbrush or dental floss. If you have concerns, you can address these, too.

Additionally, our hygienist is on the lookout for potential dental issues. A dental cleaning is like a mini exam. Maybe our hygienist will notice a small cavity or the early signs of periodontal disease, which can be reported to our dentist.

Contact Our Dental Office

If you haven’t scheduled your six-month dental cleaning, contact Shipp Family Dentistry today. The hygienist in our Columbus, MS dental office is standing by to offer you preventative dental care through a comprehensive dental cleaning.