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By Comprehensive Dental Care
January 06, 2021
Category: Oral Health

Scheduling professional teeth cleanings with your family dentist regularly is an excellent way to maintain better oral health. Professional cleanings are needed to remove stubborn plaque and tartar buildup. Additionally, dental professionals have access to tools and techniques for achieving a more thorough cleaning than is possible at home. The family dentists at Comprehensive Dental Care in West Hartford can help you enjoy better oral health with professional cleanings and regular dental checkups.
 

Enjoy Better Oral Health

Professional teeth cleanings can help you achieve better oral health and are the only way to completely remove tartar buildup on teeth. Brushing and flossing at home are not enough. When left on teeth, tartar continues to build up and can contribute to the development of tooth decay and gum disease. Tartar buildup can also stain teeth and cause them to appear yellow.
 

The reason tartar is so difficult to remove is that it bonds with tooth enamel. Once bonded, tartar cannot be brushed away. Dental professionals have the tools and equipment needed to scrape away stubborn tartar and clean hard-to-reach places where plaque and cavity-causing bacteria could be hiding. Scheduling periodic dental checkups and professional cleanings with one of the skilled family dentists at our office in West Hartford can play an essential role in helping you enjoy optimal oral health.
 

Link to Overall Health

Prioritizing your oral health could have a positive impact on your overall health. Poor oral health has been linked to an increased risk for developing a wide range of health problems, including stroke and heart disease. Poor oral health or inconsistent oral hygiene habits can leave lingering bacteria in the mouth, which could potentially travel to other areas of the body and cause inflammation or infection. Professional teeth cleanings are a highly effective means of clearing away this bacterial before it causes health problems.
 

Having your teeth professionally cleaned at least once every six months will help you maintain better oral health and could reduce your risk of developing certain health problems. To schedule a dental checkup and teeth cleaning with one of our family dentists, call Comprehensive Dental Care in West Hartford at (860) 233-7514.