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Why do I need dental cleanings if I brush and floss?

If you already have a conscientious routine of brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once, we commend you! Excellent oral hygiene is the single most important thing you can do to prevent cavities and gum disease and maintain a problem-free smile.

However, as diligent as you may be, keeping your teeth and gums healthy is a team effort. Your oral hygiene efforts are not complete without six-month teeth cleanings at our Murfreesboro, TN dental office.

The reason for hygiene appointments is that your brush and floss can’t reach into all the nooks and crannies of your teeth where plaque hides. It’s the bacteria in plaque that can eventually lead to cavities and gingivitis, so it’s crucial to remove every trace of it with a professional teeth cleaning.

Also, plaque that sits on your teeth eventually turns into a hard substance called tartar or calculus. No matter how hard or long you brush, you cannot remove tartar on your own. It requires a skilled hygienist using specialized dental tools to safely and thoroughly remove every trace.

Schedule a Dental Cleaning in Murfreesboro, TN

We love that healthy smiles are a team effort because we enjoy working with our patients and showing them how easy it is to achieve excellent oral health. Please call us to schedule your next teeth cleaning at Murfree Dental.

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