Dental Spring Cleaning

By Aaron Strickland, D.D.S. on March 29, 2017

Importance of a Regular Dental Cleaning


White River Dental Columbus IndianaFlowers are blooming, little league teams are forming, and all of our clocks have moved forward an hour. Yes – spring has sprung!

Spring is a great time to catch up on our to-do list around the house. We purge the clutter in our closets, store our coat and hats for next year, and complete yard work. But while we’re in the spring cleaning mode, why not take a moment to remember our own health and wellness? What about a spring cleaning for our teeth?

Dentists recommend two dental cleanings per year. Here are just a few reasons why a regular dental cleaning is important.


A dental cleaning can help remove stains and bacterial buildup that causes bad breath.

Speaking of spring cleaning, who doesn’t want their smile to sparkle, too? A professional dental cleaning can leave your smile whiter and brighter by removing plaque and surface stains. Regular cleanings also help freshen breath by removing bacterial build-up in hard-to-reach areas, such as between the teeth.


A dental cleaning is a way to catch dental issues early, before they become serious.

During a dental cleaning, your dentist is able to detect early signs of problems such as broken fillings and fractures. By recognizing these potential problems early-on, your dentist is able to prevent further problems, or make arrangements to remedy current damage.


A dental cleaning can help prevent gum disease.

More than 64 million adults in the US are living with gum disease, which can lead to early tooth loss, and has even been associated with cardiovascular disease. The good news is that gum disease is treatable and preventable. A regular dental cleaning can not only help to prevent gum disease, but can help to stop it in its tracks, even if the gums are already at risk.


So this spring, remember to give the dentists at White River Dental Columbus, Indiana a call for your dental spring cleaning. Your teeth will be as ready for spring as you are!

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