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Our Abbas Nejad DDS team is excited to create oral health awareness in our patients as part of October’s National Dental Hygiene Month. While your daily brushing and flossing habits are the bread and butter of a healthy smile, routine dental cleanings and checkups are vital to maintaining top-notch oral health.


Let’s look at how dental cleanings benefit your smile:


–When you don’t brush and floss every day, dental plaque builds up on teeth and gums. This is a sticky, acidic biofilm that attacks tooth enamel to create cavities. As plaque hardens, it forms into tartar. Your dentist removes tartar on the teeth, around the gumline, and between the teeth with special instruments for the job.


–If plaque has been allowed to build up in the mouth, over time it will damage gum tissue and is in fact, of the main contributors to tooth loss in adults. If gum disease is not treated, it will reach the parts of the tooth which connect to the jawbone. As this bone is lost the teeth will loosen and fall out. At your dental cleaning appointments, your dentist will remove hardened plaque and inspect the gums thoroughly to catch any signs of gum disease early and treat it accordingly.


–If you are cleaning your smile daily, you are helping to prevent tooth and gum issues. But even though this keeps plaque off of your pearly whites, the foods and drinks you consume can still stain tooth surfaces. Wine, coffee, tea, and tobacco are particularly staining agents. A dental cleaning allows our team to clean stubborn tooth stains and polish your teeth to make them look their best.


–Regular dental cleanings help prevent oral conditions that lead to stroke and heart disease. Your dentist also checks for signs of periodontal disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer when detection and treatment are most favorable.


Our dentist, Dr. Abbas Nejad , offers regular dental cleanings and exams for our patients in the Laveen, Arizona area. Are you ready to reap the benefits of a dental cleaning and exam? If so, call us at 602-237-7878 and get started on a healthier, confident smile!