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The Importance of Regular Teeth Cleanings

At Randall Oaks Dental in Carpentersville, IL, your affordable dentist, Dr. Dan Adamo, sees his patients every six months for check-ups teeth cleaningsand hygienic cleanings. From toddlerhood on up, these preventive dentistry services accomplish what you cannot at home: win the battle against tooth decay, gum disease, and more.

The routine dental appointment

Here at our Carpentersville's office, you'll find that your regular, six-month visit is anything but routine. It starts with a friendly greeting at the door and prompt attention by your dental hygienist.

Your hygienist's job is to clean your teeth, take an X-ray screening as needed, update your medical history, and make sure that your oral health is optimal. They also educate their patients on tooth-friendly diets and the best ways to brush and floss. Their work creates a clear path for Dr. Adamo to perform his examination of your teeth, gums, bone structure, and more.

Specifics on the dental cleaning

Why does the American Dental Association (ADA) recommend a semi-annual dental cleaning? It's simple: no matter how well you brush and floss at home, you cannot reach all of the plaque and tartar that accumulates between your teeth and under your gums.

This biofilm originates from what you eat and drink, and the bacteria that decays teeth and harms soft oral tissues, especially the gums. In other words, if you keep ahead of plaque and tartar, you are far more likely to have a healthy smile and better overall well-being for life.

Fortunately, a professional tooth scaling and polishing rids you of plaque and tartar, removes stains, and leaves your teeth squeaky clean. During your cleaning, your hygienist provides a preliminary examination, looking for possible cavities, gum issues, bite problems, loose fillings, and even oral cancer.

Additionally, your hygienist will show you how to improve at-home care:

  • Proper flossing and brushing techniques
  • Care of braces, dentures, crowns, veneers, and implants
  • Special considerations for patients with diabetes or other chronic health or developmental problems

Contact us

Here at our Carpentersville office, Dr. Dan Adamo prides himself on being an affordable dentist who provides quality care to his patients. If it's time for your cleaning and check-up, please call for an appointment: (224) 484-8221.

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