The Importance of Routine Cleanings

Do you ever wonder why your dentist recommend you come back every six months? Routine cleanings are essential for the maintenance of your dental hygiene and overall health. Many people also don’t realize that your dental hygiene is critical for your overall health, as problems in your mouth can affect other systems. Gum disease can spread potentially harmful bacteria to your heart for example, which can attack this vital organ.  So it is best to simply visit your dentist at the appropriate time instead, as they will check the health of your gums.   Your dentist will also keep an eye on many different factors, and check for cavities, bone loss, gum disease and even cancer inside your mouth! Clearly, skipping your appointment isn’t a good idea, as this can cause issues to grow larger in scope, without proper treatment being instituted early on.


Well there are 2 parts to a routine dental check up. The first part to the dental cleaning is the clinical  dental examination and the second part is the dental cleaning. During this routine check up the dentist will likely look at your gums, mouth, tongue, and throat.

The Clinical Dental Examination

  • Examining the gums
  • Looking for signs of gum disease
  • Checking for loose teeth
  • Looking at the tissues inside of your mouth
  • Check your bite
  • look for visual tooth decay
  • Check for broken teeth
  • Check for leaking fillings
  • Checking for contact between your teeth
  • Taking X-Rays

The Dental Cleaning

  • Checking for the cleanliness of your teeth and gums
  • Removing any plaque or tarter
  • Polishing your teeth
  • Flossing between your teeth
  • Reviewing recommended brushing and flossing techniques

Once your examination and cleaning have been completed, they will tell you about the health of your teeth and gums. It is important to visit your dentist every 6 months and that they give you your routine exam and cleaning. So schedule your appointment at Advanced Lisle Dental.


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