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Why Are Dental Cleanings Important?

January 26, 2021
Posted By: Downtown Dental
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Routine dental cleanings and exams are a crucial part of excellent oral health.

Aside from polishing your teeth and keeping your gums healthy, dental cleanings allow your dentist in New Orleans to observe your smile and look for dental problems like tooth decay or gum disease. The earlier we can catch oral health issues, the quicker we can treat them to avoid costly and painful dental emergencies. 

At Downtown Dental, we recommend seeing patients every six months to keep your teeth in gums in outstanding shape while avoiding major dental issues. 

Why Dental Cleaning in New Orleans Are Important

If you love your smile and would like to keep your pearly whites for as long as possible, you may already understand why dental visits are so essential. If you have never had a dental cleaning, or if you're unsure if your oral health should be a priority, give your dentist in Downtown, LA a call today to schedule a visit with Dr. Richard Rathke.

Some common dental problems we can prevent include:

  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth loss
  • Bad breath
  • Costly bills and dental emergencies
  • Dull and yellow teeth
  • Plaque and tartar buildup
  • Consequences to your general health from dental neglect

Additionally, most insurance providers cover the cost of twice-yearly dental cleanings and oral exams, making this a great value for patients.

What Happens During Dental Cleaning at Downtown Dental?

Typically, there are two parts to your dental cleaning: the oral examination and the dental cleaning. Your New Orleans dentist will check for cavities and signs of infection or disease during your oral examination. We may use digital x-rays to look between teeth and underneath the surface.

We check for gum disease before it wreaks havoc on your gums and jaw bone, and we also screen for oral cancer and diseases of the tongue and throat. 

Give Our Dental Team a Call

No matter how long it's been since your last dental cleaning and exam, it's never too late to come to see us. While daily brushing and flossing are vital for healthy teeth, once plaque sets in, only a dental professional can safely remove it. Call Downtown Dental today to polish your teeth and remove any plaque.

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