Fresh breath and a beautiful smile are two things that help make a great first impression. In order to ensure optimal dental health, people need to undergo routine dental care. At The Silverstrom Group, we offer innovative and thorough dental cleanings. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, use a fun and informative quiz to discuss the benefits of regular dental cleanings.


Dental Cleaning Quiz

1.  True or False: You should receive a cleaning twice a year from your Livingston NJ general dentists.

2. True or False: Cleanings help promote fresh breath.

3. True or False: Dental cleanings can brighten your smile.

4. True or False: A cleaning aids in the prevention of gum disease.

Answer Key

1. True. The American Dental Association recommends that people receive a dental cleaning once every six months.

2. True. A cleaning removes plaque and tartar from your teeth. Plaque buildup occurs as bacteria break down food particles, releasing a foul odor and coating the teeth in a sticky layer of plaque. Cleanings assist in keeping your mouth free of halitosis.

3. True. The foods and drinks we consume can easily stain plaque. As a result, your smile may develop unsightly yellow discoloration. Your teeth will be cleaned and polished by our talented dental hygienists, improving the beauty of your smile.

4. True. Without routine cleanings, plaque can irritate the gums. The resulting inflammation increases the risk of gum disease. Soon, patients may develop sore, red gums that bleed easily. If left untreated, gum disease may even lead to tooth loss. A cleaning can prevent your smile from suffering the negative affects of periodontal disease.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston NJ General Dentists

A dental cleaning helps improve the appearance and health of your smile. To schedule a cleaning, talk to you Livingston NJ general dentists today. At The Silverstrom Group, we offer the latest in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to transform the health and beauty of our patients’ smiles. Contact The Silverstrom Group in Livingston, New Jersey by calling (973) 797-9345. The Silverstrom Group is located at 580 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey.