Do I Need A Dental Cleaning If I Brush And Floss At Home?

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This blog post from Durham Dental Group focuses on professional dental cleanings. You might wonder if you need a professional dental cleaning if you already brush and floss at home every day.

The answer is that both processes are important because they work together to maintain oral health.

We encourage patients to practice preventative dentistry by:

  • Brushing
  • Flossing
  • Healthy diet – fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts
  • Regular dental cleanings
  • Regular checkups

Dental cleanings increase the effectiveness of your daily oral care by removing the plaque and tarter that can accumulate regardless of daily brushing and flossing. In fact, when plaque hardens, it can only be removed with the special tools used by a hygienist.

A hygienist will use a vibrating ultrasonic tool to dislodge the largest pieces of tartar. It may tickle a bit. The hygienist will then use tools with finer attachments to remove the smaller pieces of calculus. When all plaque and tartar is gone, polishing is the final step in the cleaning process.

At Durham Dental Group, our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today!

Contact Durham Dental Group:


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202 W NC Highway 54 Ste 201
Durham, North Carolina


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