Absolute Dental Care knows that you know brushing and flossing are essential to good oral care. And good dental hygiene is vital for the health of your teeth and gums. But did you know that professional cleanings are still necessary even with the absolute best care at home? Our Nixa, Missouri team is happy to explain this and more at greater length!
Plaque is constantly forming on your teeth. This sticky, acidic film develops when you do not brush consistently or adequately. The naturally present bacteria in our mouths feed on the lingering sugars and starches in our food. The resulting bacterial plaque breaks down the teeth and the supportive tissues.
Brushing every day is just the start. How you brush matters. Remember to:
If you have nailed the above suggestions, Congrats! Even with the best care at home, you still need to visit us at least once every six months. Standard toothbrushes and OTC products can’t remove stubborn plaque build-up (tartar). And no matter how well or consistently you brush and floss, plaque can still accumulate and harden. Only our professional hygienists, with their training and tools, can effectively remove tartar.
No dental “check-up” would be complete without an exam performed by our dentist, Dr. Todd Anderson. You may think your teeth and gums feel fine. But problems may be lurking. Dr. Anderson identifies these conditions early, before they progress and cause irreversible damage.