Even though most of us know it is important to have two dental cleanings a year, this is really based on the individual and their dental needs. Some people may need a few additional visits with their dentist and hygienist. Dr. Kurt Schneider, your Orange County Dentist, can assess your cleaning needs.

As much as daily flossing, brushing, and proper diet are keys to oral well-being, so is regular cleaning. We assess your needs, your overall health, and talk with you to devise the plan that works best for you.  Here are some tips on why regular cleaning matters:

Oral Cancer Prevention

When you have your dental cleaning, your dentist is also checking you for oral cancer, which is highly curable, if diagnosed early.

Avoid Gum Disease

Gum disease is an infection in the gum tissues and bone that keep your teeth in place. If diagnosed early, it can be treated and reversed. If untreated, a more serious and advanced stage of gum disease may happen.

Proper Physical Health Care

Recent studies have linked heart attacks and strokes to gum disease, resulting from poor oral hygiene.