Benefits of dental cleaning
Beyond clean teeth
A dental cleaning lowers the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. The accompanying dental exam screens for oral cancer, damaged fillings, and any cavities. All of this prevents future pain and expenses. Finally, a dental cleaning freshens your breath!
Dental cleanings complement flossing and brushing, which are insufficient to clean tartar (hardened plaque), as well as plaque beneath the gumline and inside pits, grooves and fissures of back teeth.
The benefits are so compelling and cost-effective that virtually all dental insurance plans cover the full cost of a dental cleaning and exam.