While teeth cleanings may not be your favorite activity, they are absolutely essential to the long-term health of your teeth and gums. Unfortunately, no matter how diligent you are or how often you brush, it’s impossible to fully remove all of the bacteria on your teeth. As time goes on, this bacteria can build up and cause a variety of problems, such as cavities, sensitive teeth, stained teeth, and gum disease. This is where your dental hygienist comes in. Aiming to pick up where you left off, a hygienist professionally cleans your teeth to remove even the most stubborn, hard-to-reach plaque and bacteria.

Beyond cleanings, your hygienist is your first line of defense when it comes to serious dental conditions. Inspecting your teeth for cavities, tooth cracks, oral cancer, and other issues, they can ensure that small issues are identified before they evolve into major problems. With extensive education and years of experience, the hygienists at KM Dentistry are trusted by patients in Kalamazoo – and all throughout Southwest Michigan – to provide thorough, professional hygiene cleanings.

Whether you’d like to schedule an appointment for a single cleaning, ongoing visits, or general dentistry, sitting down with our hygienists is a great first step toward safeguarding your smile for years to come.

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How Often Should I Have My Teeth Cleaned?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends routine cleanings every six months for healthy individuals. While dental maintenance can vary from patient to patient depending on their overall health, oral health habits, and dental history, the team at KM Dentistry will develop and recommend ongoing and at-home care routines that are tailored to each patient and their individual needs.

Benefits of Routine Cleanings

There are a number of important benefits to routine teeth cleanings, both cosmetic and physical. If you’d like to ensure your dental health, develop healthy habits, and feel great about your smile, contact us today to schedule your cleaning.

  • Maintain periodontal health
  • Lower the risk of tooth decay
  • Reduce chronic inflammation
  • Decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and dementia
  • Increased confidence and improved appearance
  • Reduced risk of dental emergencies