Family Dentist near Aledo, TX Explains the Importance of Regular Teeth Cleanings

Here at Whittle Dentistry, we understand that day-to-day life can be very hectic. Between work, family, and social commitments, it’s tough to make that extra effort to care for your dental health. But our office in Aledo, TX, wants to make your regular dental visit a relaxing and positive experience.


Regular dental care is important. We can detect tooth decay early, which can save time, money, and your teeth!  Even if you brush and clean between your teeth each day, your teeth need professional cleanings at the dental office. Professional cleaning helps remove stains, plaque, and tartar from your teeth to keep your smile bright. It also helps prevent periodontal (gum) disease.


At your dental appointment, Dr. Whittle will check the health of your teeth and gums to ensure that all is well. A careful exam of your mouth is important to detect signs of oral cancer, and other problems, at an early stage when they are easier to treat.


Taking care of your oral health is important throughout your entire life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 90% of adults in the U.S. over 20 years of age have, or have had, tooth decay. Nearly one-quarter have untreated tooth decay. Periodontal disease is also very common; almost half of adults over 30 years of age have periodontitis. Regular dental visits are also important for denture wearers to ensure a proper fit.


Please give Whittle Dentistry a call at (817) 249-5522 or visit our office in Aledo, TX to make your exam and cleaning appointment with Dr. Whittle. We look forward to seeing or hearing from you soon!