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Why Are Dental Cleanings Important?

August 27, 2020
Posted By: Jerger Pediatric Dentistry
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At Jerger Pediatric Dentistry, we believe in setting a solid foundation of preventive treatments and excellent at-home oral health care. 

Dental cleanings in Decatur, IL are performed by highly skilled and experienced dental professionals. 

Neglecting to keep up with your bi-annual teeth cleaning routine keeps Dr. Bret Jerger from monitoring your son's or daughter's oral health and identifying any dental issues that could cause significant problems without treatment. 

Our dentist in Decatur, IL, focuses on removing plaque, tartar, unsightly stains, and more to keep your child's smile fantastic and healthy. 

Why You Shouldn't Skip Your Routine Dental Cleaning

Plaque is a sticky, bacteria-laden film that coats our teeth daily. Through daily brushing and flossing, we can keep a lot of it at bay. However, there will always be some plaque that hardens into tartar. At this stage, only a dental professional can remove the build-up with their specialized dental tools.

During your child's dental cleaning with us, we also examine your mouth to check for any signs of gum disease, infection, decay, disease, oral cancer, and any other issues. 

At Jerger Pediatric Dentistry, we love dental cleanings because they reveal underlying oral health problems we can easily fix. They also help us prevent dental emergencies or more since we can monitor and keep track of any changes. Missing a dental cleaning can easily result in:

  • Tooth decay and cavities that only a dental professional can address
  • Gum disease that can become a severe condition if untreated
  • Constant bad breath even after brushing or chewing gum
  • Tooth loss

As scary as these dental problems sound, they are easy to treat and keep track of through regular dental visits and excellent at-home oral care like daily brushing and flossing. 

Don't Let Your Oral Health Decline, Keep on Seeing Jerger Pediatric Dentistry

While a dental emergency or severe tooth pain is not fun at all, they can be mostly prevented by seeing us as often as you can! If you're looking for a preventive dentist near me, give Jerger Pediatric Dentistry a call today, and remember teeth cleaning in Decatur, IL can be fun and responsible!

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