Advanced Dentistry by Design

If I brush and floss, why do I need a professional teeth cleaning?

Sometimes patients put off their professional teeth cleanings, believing that brushing and flossing alone are enough to combat cavities. Unfortunately, when they visit the dentist, they find that they do have cavities and, sometimes, more significant problems like gingivitis.

Brushing and flossing at least twice daily helps lower your risks for preventable oral health conditions, including cavities and periodontal disease. However, these good habits alone are not enough. To significantly lower your risks, professional teeth cleanings are crucial.

It is only through specialized tools—in the hands of a dental professional—that we can significantly mitigate your risks. These tools remove stubborn bacteria and plaque that even the best brushing and flossing sessions leave behind.

In our San Jose dental office, we clean teeth thoroughly and gently, and our dental professionals look for telltale signs of gingivitis and gum disease during your cleaning sessions. We can also speak to you about areas you may be missing during brushing and flossing and provide tips to help you make the most of your at-home routine.

Schedule Your Teeth Cleaning in San Jose

If it’s time for your next teeth cleaning, or if you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, we are here to arrange your next appointment.

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