Importance of Getting Your Teeth Cleaned Every 6 Months

Importance of Getting Your Teeth Cleaned Every 6 Months

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Getting your teeth cleaned by a professional every 6 months is very important to your oral health. The benefits extend beyond catching cavities and polishing your smile. Check out the reasons why we think a dental checkup every 6 months is crucial for everyone. 

Stain Removal

The process of professional cleaning removes the build-up on teeth that holds and causes stains. Plus, with the use of our advanced technology, old existing stains you thought were permanent can be removed during the polishing process. Keep in mind, however, the younger stains are, the closer they are to the surface of your teeth. Therefore, it is easier for stains to be removed during the cleaning process if you see a dentist twice a year.   

Preventative Measures

Waiting to go to the dentist when your tooth pain or gum inflammation is unbearable can be very risky to your health. When you get in the routine of visiting your dentist every 6 months, it is much more likely that issues such as gum disease, tooth decay, and cavities can be taken care of before they pose a serious threat to your oral health. 

Plaque and Tartar Removal

During a routine cleaning, your dental hygienist will remove excess plaque and tartar that have built up around your teeth over time. Did you know that plaque and tartar can actually lead to tooth decay if not properly and thoroughly removed? It is very important to visit your dentist’s office for this step of the cleaning process, as it can only be done by a professional.

A Check-Up On Other Health Problems

Consider your 6-month visit to the dentist a portion of your annual checkup with your primary physician. Your dentist can discover other issues related to your overall health based on the effect it has on your oral health. Some conditions your dentist can detect are diabetes, oral cancer, heart problems, acid reflux, osteoporosis, dry mouth, and eating disorders.

It’s Included in Your Insurance

If you have dental insurance, your dental coverage typically includes 2 visits to the dentist every year for a checkup and cleaning. Don’t let your insurance go to waste – take advantage of what you already pay for! 

If you are overdue for a routine cleaning and check-up, contact Cakmes Dental Studio at (865) 584-6163 to schedule an appointment, or visit our website to request an appointment. We look forward to meeting you, and we can’t wait to get your teeth in tip-top shape!

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Professional Whitening vs. At-Home Whitening

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Home remedies for teeth whitening is a trend that is on the rise. However, is it safe for your teeth, and does it really help in the long run? There are, in fact, some teeth whitening home remedies that pose a threat to your tooth and gum health. It is important to recognize these risks and talk with your dentist about which whitening options are best for you and your teeth. 

Activated Charcoal and DIY Teeth Whitening Solutions

Charcoal is a rising trend in the realm of teeth whitening. However, it has not been scientifically proven to whiten your teeth, and it is too new to the market to know the actual effects it has on the teeth and gums. It is best to only use products that have undergone many studies and have certifications before choosing to use it as a whitening remedy. Be very careful using recipes off the internet to make a whitening solution. Without knowing the true effects it can have on your oral health, you are putting your teeth and gums at risk of infection, decay, and severe pain. 

Whitening Toothpaste and Whitening Strips

Everyone’s teeth are different, but as long as your dentist gives you the green light, whitening toothpastes are typically okay to use. Whitening strips have similar whitening ingredients to whitening toothpastes, so they are typically fine to use as well (of course, check with your dentist first). Many people find these remedies to be successful in achieving the whiteness they desire, but unfortunately, many users of whitening toothpastes and whitening strips report major tooth sensitivity and irritated or bloody gums. Also, some users of these whitening remedies express frustration with how long it takes to see results. 

Cakmes Methods

We offer professional teeth whitening in our dental studio that could give you the smile of your dreams in as little as 45 minutes. At Cakmes, we use Phillips Zoom technologies to safely and effectively whiten your smile. Phillips Zoom uses whitening gel and LED lights to quickly achieve your desired whiteness. This method provides instant results and little to no sensitivity when you leave the office. We also offer whitening trays you can use at home, which are similar to whitening strips but are tailored specifically to your individual teeth. Your whitening tray is custom-designed to fit your mouth perfectly to ensure even whitening on each tooth, no whitening gel leakage, and no gum irritation. 

At Cakmes Dental Studio, we want to help you achieve a smile that MAKES you smile. Contact us today at (865) 584-6163 to schedule a consultation or an appointment to get the pearly whites you have always dreamed of!

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