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Why dental cleanings and examinations are critical to oral health and wellness

It is highly recommended that all patients visit their dentist twice a year for cleanings and exams. These dental services are part of preventative dentistry, allowing patients to achieve and maintain oral health and wellness. Our professionals, including Dr. Rich Flores, work hard with Willoughby, Ohio, area patients to get them healthy, beautiful smiles they can be confident to share with others.

Why are cleanings and exams important?

Dental cleanings and examinations are important for keeping your smile healthy. During a dental cleaning, our team will remove any plaque or tartar built up on your teeth. We also polish your teeth, removing any surface stains. A comprehensive dental exam will be performed to check for tooth decay, gum disease, or other oral health problems. If we find anything during this time that needs to be addressed, we will develop a treatment plan to get your smile right on track. We focus on preventative health and can educate patients on the advantages of proactive dentistry.

What are some other ways I can keep my smile healthy?

During your evaluation, you have time to ask Dr. Rich Flores and his team about ways to keep the smile healthy. Below are just a few of the more common recommendations made by our team regarding oral health and wellness:

  • Brushing and flossing the teeth after each meal is vital to removing food particles from the surfaces of the teeth and gums.
  • Visiting the dentist when problems arise allows for early intervention of issues such as gum disease and tooth decay.
  • Maintaining regular dental visits every six months for cleanings and examinations to monitor oral health over time.

How do I learn more about cleanings and examinations?

Periodontal maintenance cleanings, digital dental x-rays, and professional brushing and flossing of the teeth can help you maintain a healthy smile. We invite you to contact Rich Flores, DDS, LLC, to book an appointment with Dr. Rich Flores and his team. Call (440) 856-8774 to request a visit at our facility, located at 34940 Ridge Road, Suite A in Willoughby, OH. We also serve patients in the cities of Willowick, Eastlake, Wickliffe, Kirtland, Mentor, Mayfield Heights, and Painesville.