Why Teeth Cleanings Are Essential

At Chattanooga Dental Studio, our mission is to help each of our patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile and maintain it for a lifetime. We’re proud to offer a variety of treatments including restorative dentistry and cosmetic dental treatments to help achieve that, but at the end of the day, nothing matters more to dental health than preventive treatments. Professional, in-office dental cleanings are fundamental to preventing dental problems – and that’s why they’re absolutely essential to protecting your smile.


As you likely know, one of the most important parts of maintaining a healthy smile long-term is a diligent oral hygiene regimen of daily brushing and flossing. But while these are the cornerstones of a healthy smile, brushing and flossing aren’t enough on their own.

That’s because brushing and flossing are very effective at removing bacteria and dislodging food particles from the mouth, but they can’t remove plaque or tartar. Plaque is a thin biofilm of bacteria that slowly grows on the teeth over time, and when plaque combines with calcium, it forms a harder, more durable deposit called tartar. Brushing and flossing can serve to slow or even prevent the growth of plaque and tartar, but it’s impossible to remove without specialized tools.

During a professional dental cleaning, one of our dental hygienists will use a variety of dental tools to thoroughly clean the teeth, removing deposits or plaque and tartar and giving your smile a ‘fresh start’ through a thoroughly deep clean. When performed every 6 months or so, professional cleanings serve to control plaque buildup and prevent the development of cavities, complementing your regular brushing and flossing regimen to keep your smile healthy and beautiful for a lifetime.


Professional dental cleanings are an absolutely essential part of maintaining dental health, and if you have more questions about professional teeth cleanings or want to schedule one for yourself, we’re always here to help. Contact us today to learn more about professional cleanings or to schedule your next appointment. We can’t wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful smile!

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