Teeth: you need them. Without teeth, it’s harder to talk and eat, for sure! That said, you should ideally be visiting a dentist twice a year (or at least once) for routine cleanings. In Cottage Grove, the dentist of choice for routine cleanings is Dr. Dresen, aided by his kind and caring staff. They take great care of people’s teeth.

Why routine cleanings Cottage Grove? Well, for starters, teeth get stained when you drink dark soda pop like Coke or Pepsi, as well as coffee and tea. Over time, stains build up—so dentists remove nasty things like “plaque” and “tartar” during your routine cleaning. Then, your teeth get polished, giving you a dynamite smile.

Routine cleanings are also important because they help prevent gum disease. There’s only so much that brushing and flossing at home can do—dentists and their hygienists  have a way of getting to places you can’t, to “clean them out,” especially where the teeth and gums meet, and spaces between teeth where decaying food matter tends to accumulate, rotting away. Think of a dentist as your ultimate mouth cleaner—going places you don’t normally go, seeing things you don’t normally see, and fixing/improving things that need attention.

Finally, a major reason to visit Dr. Dresen and staff in Cottage Grove on a regular basis is this: you don’t want bad breath! Routine cleanings help prevent your breath from stinking. Your friends, family and co-workers will thank you for “finally getting that taken care of.”

Routine cleanings Cottage Grove typically take between 30 minutes and an hour, and include a check for cavities and gum disease. Sometimes X-rays are involved.

To schedule an appointment to have your teeth cleaned and checked for any problems, call Dresen Restorative Dentistry today at 651-735-1585 and we’ll be happy to help you.