Why Do We Need Dental Cleanings?

Did you know that the American Dental Association recommends having your teeth cleaned once every six months? Even if you brush and floss regularly you need to have a professional cleaning. Doing so can help you avoid the onset of tooth decay and gum disease.

Benefits of a Dental Cleaning

A dental cleaning involves removing plaque buildup (a byproduct of bacteria) with either a manual tool or an ultrasonic scaler. Benefits include:

  • Smoother finish
  • Brighter teeth
  • Fresher breath
  • Lower risk of tooth decay and gum disease


Our team offers our patients and their family access to comprehensive dental care, including general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. To schedule an appointment with the Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic, contact our Austin, MN dental office today by calling 507-437-6312. Our office welcomes patients from Austin, MN and surrounding communities.