• Blog >
  • Why You Shouldn't Skip Regular Teeth Cleanings
RSS Feed

Why You Shouldn't Skip Regular Teeth Cleanings

How professional dental cleanings from your dentist in Saline, MI, can help you enjoy a healthy smile

Did you know that plaque can destroy your smile? The truth is plaque contains millions of harmful bacteria that produce toxins. These toxins can destroy your gums and the bone, ligaments, and fibers which hold your teeth in place. Regular dental cleanings can help fight plaque and keep your smile healthy. That’s one reason why you shouldn’t skip regular teeth cleanings.

Dr. Colleen Allen at Saline Dental Care in Saline, MI, provides a wide range of dental services, including teeth cleanings to help you enjoy a healthy smile.

When you brush and floss regularly, you are doing a lot to help prevent gum and periodontal disease, but there are things you can’t do at home. That’s where regular teeth cleanings come in.

During your regular teeth cleaning appointment, your dental care provider will:

  • Evaluate your gums for any signs of gum disease, including bleeding
  • Measure the depth of pockets around your teeth to check for signs of bone loss and periodontal disease
  • Remove hard deposits (calculus or tartar) from your teeth
  • Remove soft deposits (plaque) from your teeth

Your dental care provider will also polish your teeth to remove stains and create a smooth tooth surface. A smooth tooth surface is important because it is more plaque-resistant, so less plaque can cling to it.

Your regular teeth cleaning appointment is also an excellent opportunity for you to learn about the latest tools and techniques to keep your smile healthy at home.

You should come in for professional teeth cleanings every 6 to 12 months, or every 3 to 4 months if you have periodontal disease.

Make sure to take great care of your smile at home by:

  • Brushing your teeth after meals and before bed
  • Flossing at least once each day

To learn more about the benefits of regular teeth cleanings, call Dr. Colleen Allen of Saline Dental Care in Saline, MI, at (743) 429-9744. Protect your smile by calling today!

Our Location

160 S Industrial Dr., Saline, MI 48176

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Saline Dental Care


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


7:00 am-1:00 pm


12:00 pm-8:00 pm




8:00 am-1:00 pm