Shipp Family Dentistry

Why do I need cleanings more than twice a year?

Plaque is a sticky film in our mouths that is fast growing. Dental cleaning tools in Columbus dentist officePlaque can lead to gingivitis and dental decay. Good home care can keep the level of plaque very low but over time plaque can hardened to form calculus (tartar) and we cannot remove it with regular brushing and flossing. 

Dental Exam & Cleaning in Columbus, MS

Dentists recommend scheduling dental cleanings every 6 months to prevent accumulation of plaque, and also to inspect for other oral health issues. Routine dental cleaning appointments help to catch potential oral health issues early before they become serious. If you have questions or would like to schedule your next dental exam and cleaning, contact Shipp Family Dentistry in Columbus

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In response to the ADA and CDC recommendations regarding the COVID-19 virus, the Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners has mandated that all dental practices in the state cease all non-emergent dental care. Patients with a true dental emergency will still be provided care by appointment. Our team will continue to respond to calls and emails during this time. New and existing patients are also welcome to call or email to schedule future appointments. Thank you so much for your understanding.