Looks Can Be Deceiving

Smiling woman on the dental chair

When considering what clean actually looks like, we usually look for clean surfaces, no clutter, and visually spotless areas. However, when it comes to your teeth, clean cannot be determined just by looking at your teeth to see if any food particles are lurking between your teeth. Clean teeth require getting into the nitty-gritty parts of your teeth and mouth not visible by a simple glance in the mirror.

During your regular cleaning and checkup, Dr. Vivienne Zhang, DDS and Dr. Jason Jacoby, DDS and their team will examine your teeth for cleanliness. They will look for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, plaque, infection or anything that can potentially compromise the health of your mouth. Your gums, tongue and other tissues in your mouth will be examined for any hidden areas where harmful bacteria or food particles might be hiding. Not all bacteria in your mouth are bad. Your mouth does host good bacteria that help you fight off and destroy the harmful bacteria.

The American Dental Association answers many questions you might have about regular cleanings and checkups. You can read more about it here.

The bottom line is to not allow the appearance of your white teeth fool you into thinking “all is well” with your mouth. It takes a careful examination and evaluation by a dentist, like those at Mendota Springs Dentistry, to determine the cleanliness and health of your mouth. Be sure to maintain your regular brushing and flossing routine to maintain your healthy mouth.

To maintain the health and true cleanliness of your mouth, book your regular cleaning and checkup at Mendota Springs Dentistry.

Posted of behalf of Mendota Springs Dentistry

Mendota Springs Dentistry
Mendota Springs Dentistry

6317 McKee Rd, #500
Fitchburg, WI 53719
(608) 957-7709