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Dental Solutions Creating the perfect smile for people who value quality dental care. Insurance Plan Preferred Provider Elahe P. Wissinger, DMD Graduate of Boston University, Member ADA Six things a dental cleaning can do for you 1. Prevent cavities The whitish fi lm that builds up on your teeth is called plaque and is the leading cause of tooth decay. This acidic substance eats away at the tooth enamel and, if left unattended, begins to harden and can lead to cavities. Plaque can be removed by brush-ing and fl ossing but tartar must be removed with professional dental cleanings. 4. Freshen your breath Good oral hygiene is the best way to prevent persistent bad breath. Even if you brush and fl oss regularly, getting a cleaning is a great way to keep your mouth healthy and odor-free. Cosmetic, implant, reconstructive and general dentistry. 5. Boost your overall health 2. Stop tooth loss 2504 E. River Rd. (Just East of Campbell) Gum disease, which starts with built-up plaque, is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. As gum disease advances, plaque moves further down the tooth where it can destroy the supporting bone in your jaw, causing teeth to loosen and fall out. Luckily, the chance of this happening to you can be greatly reduced through regular dental cleanings combined with good oral hygiene habits. Studies have shown a connection between oral and overall health. Regular dental cleanings may help lower your risk for some diseases, like heart dis-ease and stroke. Many medical conditions, some of them life-threatening, can be detected in their early stages by your dentist during a routine oral exam. 6. Save money 3. Brighten your smile 520-745-5496 EDentalSolutions.net Drinking coffee, tea and wine or using tobacco can stain your teeth. A dental cleaning can remove built-up stains and leave you with freshly polished teeth. The result? A whiter, brighter smile! Get the most value from your dental benefi ts. Most Delta Dental and other insurance plans have low or no copayments/coinsurance for dental cleanings and oral exams. If you take advantage of your benefi ts now, you may be able to save money in the long run by helping to protect your oral health and potentially avoiding more costly and extensive procedures. For these advantages and more, make an appointment with your dentist today.

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