Healthy Smile: Why Won’t Dental Hygiene Be Enough?

What you want, of course, is a healthy smile. What you also want is to find a way to achieve this through an easy approach. As a result, you may convince yourself that you can probably just get by with dental hygiene alone. The truth is, however, that you need both hygiene in the comfort of your own home and cleanings and checkups with us. Not sure why you can’t just skate on through with brushing and flossing alone? We can explain!

Your Brush And Floss Only Remove Most Plaque

We appreciate your dental hygiene efforts, particularly if you’re doing all that you can to remove as much plaque and debris as possible. While you may have some exceptional intentions, however, it’s essential you remember that there will be some traces left behind.

Your Cleanings Are Your Safety Net

When you leave bits of plaque on teeth and don’t remove it, it becomes tartar, which is very hard. It’s also bacteria filled, which means teeth and gums will not fare as well as they could if you skip your preventive visits with us. We will carefully remove plaque and tartar at our practice during dental cleanings, which leaves teeth prepped to avoid problems like decay and gingivitis.

Checkups Give Insight Into What You Cannot See

While you’re brushing and flossing at home, you might think that if something is wrong, you’ll notice during dental hygiene. However, this is not always the case. It’s not enough to check in on your own smile. You need our eyes (and advanced technology) too in order to know what’s happening with your oral health. You receive the benefit of early detection, should anything change with your oral tissues.

See Our Team Consistently For Checkups And Cleanings

Remember to schedule your preventive visits with us, so you can support your efforts at home, while maintaining a very healthy smile. Find out if you’re making good choices by scheduling a visit with your Ankeny, IA dentist today! Contact Peddicord Family Dentistry to set up an appointment by calling 515-963-3339.