Spring Teeth Cleaning For Your Smile!


Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Spring Cleaning Your Teeth - Davidson Dental Group

Spring is on its way! For many of us, this is the time when we dust off the cobwebs, get rid of clutter and let a breath of fresh air into our homes and lives.

But what about our smiles?

Twice Annual Teeth Cleanings

Spring is on its way! For many of us, this is the time when we dust off the cobwebs, get rid of clutter and let a breath of fresh air into our homes and lives.

But what about our smiles?

In addition to regular daily brushing and flossing, routine teeth cleanings at Davidson Dental Group should be an important part of your spring routine. Dr. Davidson highly recommends a twice-annual examination, check-up, and cleaning by one of our gentle and friendly dental hygienists. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, getting a professional teeth cleaning a least twice a year has a significant impact on the quality of a person’s long-term oral health.

Cavity Prevention

Preventing cavities is one of the benefits of regular teeth cleanings.

Most of the time cavities are due to a diet high in sugary foods and a lack of brushing. Limiting sugar intake and brushing regularly, of course, can help. The longer it takes your child to chew their food and the longer the residue stays on their teeth, the greater the chances of getting cavities.

Did you know? Every time someone eats, an acid reaction occurs inside their mouth as the bacteria digests the sugars. This reaction lasts approximately 20 minutes. During this time the acid environment can destroy the tooth structure, eventually leading to cavities.

Consistency of a person’s saliva also makes a difference; thinner saliva breaks up and washes away food more quickly. When a person eats diets high in carbohydrates and sugars they tend to have thicker saliva, which in turn allows more of the acid-producing bacteria that can cause cavities.

Tips for Cavity Prevention

  • Limit frequency of meals and snacks
  • Encourage brushing, flossing and rinsing
  • Watch what your child drinks
  • Avoid giving your child sticky foods
  • Make treats part of meals
  • Choose nutritious snacks

So now that you know the benefits of regular teeth cleanings at your dental office, make sure to give us a call for your spring teeth cleaning. Give Davidson Dental Group a call at (510) 352-9212 or email us and we’ll dust off those cavities asap.


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