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Our dentist, Dr. John Verville, strongly encourages you to receive a professional dental cleaning every six months, and he is more than happy to tell you why. Dental cleanings can help you have a top-notch smile and oral health. To elaborate, here are the different things a cleaning can do for you:

No. 1: It can prevent cavities. Cavities are the smile’s arch nemesis, which is why it’s best to prevent them altogether. The cleanings can do this for you because they remove the decay-causing plaque from the teeth. They also strengthen the tooth enamel with a fluoride treatment, which can help the teeth fight cavity development.

No. 2: It can stop tooth loss. This is because it helps prevent gum (periodontal) disease, which is one of the leading causes of tooth loss. The cleaning removes the tartar, which is hardened plaque, from the teeth and along the gumline before it can move under the gumline and deteriorate the underlying bone, causing loose and lost teeth.

No. 3: It can brighten your smile. Our dental team provides a polishing treatment during your appointment, which removes the stains from the surfaces of the teeth and makes them look whiter and brighter.

For more information and details about dental cleanings in Fleming Island, Florida, please reach out to Dr. John D. Verville Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at 904-284-9911. When you contact our dental team, we will be more than happy to give you the answers you need to better understand your dental checkups!