Why You Should Not Skip Routine Dental Cleanings

It may be tempting to skip your bi-annual dental cleaning and exam, but even if you are a consistent brusher and aren't experiencing tooth pain, it's still crucial to make an appointment every six months for your best oral health.

At the Parsippany, NJ, general dentistry office of Dr. Marco Fernandez of Advanced Family Dentistry, we provide preventative and restorative dentistry for a lifelong healthy smile.

Why is routine dental cleaning so important?

Brushing twice daily and flossing are instrumental for good oral hygiene and healthy teeth, but even the most diligent of brushers can develop the occasional cavity, tartar development, or another dental issue.

At our Parsippany, NJ, general dentistry office, an in-office cleaning is more thorough and effective than what can be achieved at home and is a necessary supplement to your daily routine. We use high-power, precise tools to remove plaque from along the gum line and in the crevices between your teeth that a toothbrush can have trouble reaching. Scraping away any film on the teeth allows us to reveal a whiter smile and fresher mouth.

A dental exam and cleaning is also an opportunity for your dentist to uncover any undetected dental problems, such as a cavity, irritated gums, a filling that has fallen out of a small crack or chip on a tooth. Quick intervention is necessary to keep the issue from becoming worse and possibly affecting the health of the surrounding teeth and gums.

Your dental cleaning is also a great time to ask your dentist about any cosmetic or restorative procedures that might benefit your smile. We offer such services as Invisalign if you are wanting straighter teeth, professional whitening for your brightest smile, or dental implants or dentures if you have multiple missing teeth.

Make an appointment with Dr. Fernandez of Advanced Family Dentistry in Parsippany, NJ, for all your general dentistry needs. Call us today at 973-263-7300.

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