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Does dental cleaning whiten my teeth?

woman smiling in dental chair after dental cleaning in Springfield, ILYou know that feeling you get after a dental cleaning? Your teeth feel delightful and yummy; there's a squeaky cleanness to them that makes running your tongue over your teeth difficult to resist. That fresh smoothness from polished teeth is a treat.

But are your teeth whiter after a dental cleaning? 

Routine Dental Cleanings in Springfield, IL

When you come in for your regular professional dental cleaning, Dr. Shane Ruggless or your Springfield dental hygienist will get rid of any hard buildup of plaque and tartar from all surfaces of your teeth. The plaque and tartar can have a yellowish hue that can dull your smile. 

Once this step is done, we apply a paste that polishes the surface of your teeth and further removes any stains that have accumulated (we're looking at you, coffee). So, yes, in fact—your teeth are whiter after a dental cleaning. 

Why Everyone Should Stay on Top of Their Dental Cleanings

White, polished, smooth smiles are just one benefit of a teeth cleaning. You'll notice how fresh your breath is. Plus, you can go about your day knowing that you've done your due diligence in the war against cavities, periodontal disease, and more. 

Dental cleanings protect your teeth and remove bacteria that can cause infection and disease—both of which can result in tooth loss. 

Regular teeth cleanings every six months benefit your oral health as well as your general well-being. 

If you have insurance, you should take advantage of your teeth cleaning since most insurance policies pay the full cost of preventive dental care.

Call Today to Schedule Your Next Appointment in 62704

Call Ruggless Dental today to keep your mouth happy and healthy. 

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