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When you get that email or phone call reminding you that it’s time for your next dental cleaning, you may say to yourself, “Awww, that again!  I’m busy and I don’t have time! Other things are more important!” But even though this may seem to be the case, there are truly many reasons why you should think differently. While you may not consider a dental cleaning to be a top priority matter, you should take the time to learn more about all the things it can do for you. Your mouth is a doorway between the outside world and the inner world of your body. Getting your teeth cleaned by a professional dentist does more than just make your mouth feel fresh. It helps to keep you physically healthy and also prevents many of the diseases that so often accompany aging.

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Even though you’re not aware of it, plaque accumulates on the surface of your teeth as a whitish film over time. This plaque can eat away at healthy tooth enamel and can cause decay and cavities that will need filling later. Plaque may also build up along the gums, causing gum disease. As the years go by, the gums begin to recede and provide less foundation for the teeth. You can begin to lose teeth, requiring expensive dental restoration work like implants, dentures or similar. Having regular professional dental cleanings can prevent most of this from happening and can save you money, time, and pain. That’s why it’s so important to visit your dentist regularly and have these cleanings done while you also follow a good dental hygiene routine at home.

Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With an Arizona General Dentist Today

If you need a dentist who will provide preventive care, teeth cleanings and other dental care, call to schedule a free consultation with an Arizona general dentist today. At Douglas Family Dentistry, we know how important prevention is and we’re here to help you keep your mouth and teeth healthy for life. Visit our website at douglasfamilydentistry.com or call us at 480-948-3680 and schedule a time to come in for a free consultation. We’ll be happy to answer any dental questions you may have and to help you create a program of dental hygiene that pays off for years to come.