Why do I need a cleaning?

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For the most part, our patients do an excellent job brushing and flossing their teeth. This is great news, but unfortunately, many people believe that as long as they brush and floss as directed, they don’t need routine cleanings.


The truth is that your cleanings are a vital part of your dental (and even your overall) health care. Brushing and flossing are fantastic, but they just can’t get everything. Think of the difference between vacuuming and giving your carpet a good shampooing. Vacuuming is great for picking up all the day-to-day dust and mess that accumulates, but dirt has a way of getting worked into your carpet, and when you shampoo, you’re probably amazed at how much dirt you remove and how much better your carpet looks!

It’s the same with dental cleanings.

Your teeth are full of tiny nooks and crannies where plaque and tartar can hide. Many of these can only be accessed by a skilled dental hygienist working with professional, specialized tools.

Without taking the time for cleanings, the plaque and tartar remain on your teeth and eventually lead to decay and gum disease.

Cleanings are also an opportunity to meet with your hygienist and Dr. Narra, check for any signs of developing problems, and discuss your concerns and questions.

Are you overdue for your cleaning? Call our Glendale dental office today to schedule your appointment!  

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