Cleanings and Prevention

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Oral hygiene is not only important to have a nice looking smile but also for many health-related reasons. Gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis, various infections, oral bone loss, even heart disease and strokes are possible health risks that result from poor oral hygiene. Regular dental exams and cleanings at Fixari Family Dental can help prevent these dental problems, giving you a healthy, radiant smile.

What Do Cleanings Do?

Regular brushing and flossing are good, but they are not adequate for getting those hard-to-reach spots or ridding your teeth of stubborn plaque. A professional cleaning at Dr.Fixari’s office can:

  • dentist at Fixari Family Dental talking to patientPrevent cavities
  • Prevent gum disease
  • Reduce tartar buildup
  • Strengthen your teeth with a fluoride treatment
  • Polish and shine your teeth

The Purpose of Prevention

Regular exams help to detect if there are any dental problems needing to be addressed. If any problems go undetected for long periods of time, the consequences could be severe. Possible complications include root canals, gum surgery, tooth removal, or even oral cancer. Avoid these problems with regular visits to Dr. Fixari.

How Often Should I Get a Cleaning?

Dr. Fixari recommends getting a preventive cleaning every six months or less.

How Can I Prevent Dental Problems?

Prevention begins at home with a good oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing. It continues throughout the day with a nutritious diet that is low in sugar. The cycle is completed with your regular visits to Dr. Fixari’s dental office for cleanings, exams, and x-rays. Dental care is a team effort, which results in healthy, beautiful teeth.