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We all know how important it is to brush and floss our teeth. But when was the last time you came to a dentist for a professional cleaning? If your answer is more than six months ago, it’s time for you to make an appointment with Dr. Bennett Packard or Dr. David Packard.

It is recommended that you have a routine dental cleaning every six months. There are several reasons for these biannual checkups. One of them is that a cleaning with professional tools and techniques will be more effective than even the most rigorous home care regimen. Despite our best brushing and flossing efforts at home, plaque can still accumulate. And if we aren’t particularly thorough brushers, our teeth especially need the attention of a dentist to remain free of decay.

By regularly examining your teeth, we are more able to identify potential issues before they become major problems. We carefully examine your teeth for signs of decay and inspect any past dental work to see how it is holding up. We also check your gums for signs of disease, and use X-rays for a deeper look at inner tooth structures and bones.

Having a habit of regular dental cleanings and checkups is a crucial element of overall oral health. In addition to providing necessary maintenance and timely interventions if issues arise, these regular visits help you to create a meaningful relationship with your dentist. Here at Creekside Dental, we certainly appreciate seeing our patients come back time and again, and value the relationships we’ve been able to create with you.

To learn more about dental cleanings or schedule your appointment, please call our office in Yakima, WA, today.