McKnight Signature Dental
Boutique-Style Dentistry in Leawood, KS

Why do I need a cleaning if I brush my teeth every day?

Brushing your teeth with the proper technique and for a full two minutes each day helps keep teeth and gums healthy. Flossing will clean in between teeth where your toothbrush cannot reach. 

Even with the most diligent home care, plaque still collects beneath the gumline and on the teeth where bristles and floss cannot reach. Without professional dental cleanings in our Leawood dental office, tartar develops and may cause gum irritation and periodontal disease that puts your overall health at risk.

Dental cleanings and exams are a small investment that pays off year-after-year as you maintain excellent oral health. Our hygienists are gentle and will tailor your dental cleanings to meet your needs as they change over the course of your lifetime. Using a combination of ultrasonic and hand instruments, our hygienists will remove tartar and surface stains for that clean, fresh feeling that only comes from a professional teeth cleaning.

When combined with regular dental exams, your dental cleanings will ensure that any issues are detected early when they are easier more affordable to treat.

If you have been putting off your dental exam and cleaning, our Leawood dentists are here to help you get back on track. 

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In accordance with ADA recommendations and to play our role in preventing the spread of COVID-19, our office is currently closed to all but patients with emergent needs. If you require immediate care, please call (913)948-9710 and you will be directed accordingly. As soon as it is deemed safe to resume normal operations, we will contact patients whose appointments have been effected by this closure to reschedule procedures.