One of the most important reasons to visit your dentist every six months is to have professional teeth cleanings. This is always done before your dentist can administer any other treatments. Dr. James F. Murphy is a dentist at Proven Dental in Waukesha, where he provides all his customers with high-quality dental services including professional teeth cleaning.

What Happens During a Professional Teeth Cleaning?

When Waukesha dental patients visit Dr. Murphy for teeth cleaning, he will first examine your teeth and gums to see if there are signs of problems such as tooth decay or gum disease. He will then use specially designed tools to remove and dental plaque from your teeth and around your gum line. If you have tartar around your teeth, he will use a scaling and planing tool to remove it.

Why You Need Professional Teeth Cleanings

Even if you brush and floss your teeth regularly, your dentist can always do a better job. There are also issues that only Dr. Murphy can address, such as cavities, or the early signs of gum disease. As well as helping to keep your teeth clean, regular dental visits also have other benefits, such as:

  • Checking for signs of tooth decay
  • Checking for gum disease
  • Oral cancer screening

Dental checkups can help to prevent deep cavities and periodontal disease, which left untreated can cause tooth loss and problems with your overall health such as increasing your risk of heart attack and stroke.

If you haven’t been for a dental checkup within the last six months, not is a great time to make an appointment. If you live in or around Waukesha and you would like to make an appointment for a professional dental cleaning, call Dr. Murphy and his wonderful team at (262) 650-3000.

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