62% of Americans have not visited a dentist within the past year which means that most people have not been keeping up with their regular cleanings. Dentists stress the fact that cleanings are extremely important when it comes to dental care yet most people don’t keep up with them.

Why are Regular Teeth Cleanings Important?

Regular teeth cleanings are one of the most effective ways to prevent periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can start as a mild form of gingivitis but can eventually develop into something as serious as heart disease. Regular cleanings can effectively clean the entirety of a patient’s teeth and ultimately help to prevent the development of periodontal disease.

I Brush and Floss Regularly, Why Do I need a cleaning?

If you brush and floss regularly, then that’s great! However, the dental cleaning tools you have access to at home are not going to clean your teeth as effectively as the professional tools that dentists use. In addition, the human mouth is very complex and there are tough to reach places that brushing and flossing alone cannot reach.


If you need a teeth cleaning, then contact Fay Dental today to schedule your appointment! You can do so by calling (732) 223-8800 or filling out a schedule an appointment form. Fay Dental’s friendly staff will be happy to answer all of your questions regarding teeth cleanings as well as any other services that you may be interested in.