How often do you have your teeth cleaned? Many people assume a cleaning is a minor treatment and not essential for maintaining good oral health. However, this routine preventive treatment can actually safeguard your smile against a number of serious oral health concerns. We’re looking at five reasons to have your teeth cleaned.

5 Benefits of Dental Cleanings in Riverside, CA

1. A cleaning reduces the risk of gum disease: Over time your teeth are coated in a layer of plaque. Caused by bacteria, plaque irritates the gums and causes inflammation. Only a cleaning can completely remove plaque and reduce the risk of gum disease. You should have your teeth cleaned a minimum of twice a year.

2. The procedure helps patients avoid tooth decay: Plaque not only inflames the gums but can increase oral acidity and weaken tooth enamel. Doing so allows bacteria to bypass the enamel and reach the inner layers of dentin, causing decay. With this preventive treatment you can help avoid the onset of a cavities.

3. The treatment can freshen the breath: Plaque buildup can often lead to bad breath. To try and avoid halitosis, you can have your teeth professionally cleaned. In addition, brushing and flossing from home can also aid in keeping your breath fresh.

4. A cleaning brightens the teeth: We always polish your teeth during the procedure, removing minor discoloration and giving your teeth a brighter appearance and smoother feel.

5. The procedure allows the dentist to examine your smile: We typically perform a checkup along with the cleaning. During the exam the dentist simply looks for possible warning signs of tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer, and other dental health concerns. If you have any questions or would to schedule a visit, please contact our office today. We can help you achieve improved oral health and a beautiful smile.


With offices throughout Riverside Country, including Corona, Temecula, and Moreno Valley, Riverside Dental Group is happy to provide advanced general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services to patients of all ages. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, call our office today at (951) 689-5031.