Mautner Dentistry
1601 N Palm Avenue, Suite 104, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

Skipping Professional Teeth Cleaning Can Destroy Your Oral Health

Dental Hygiene

Skipping the dentist and routine teeth cleaning is a popular habit, but as mom always said, “just because it’s popular, doesn’t make it right.” Tooth decay and gum disease are highly preventable, but maintaining good oral health is not a job you can do all by yourself. Bacteria can live on your teeth and gums even if you are an avid brusher. Removal of this build-up of bacteria requires a professional teeth cleaning by a dental hygienist. It’s easy to want to skip visits to the dentist—no insurance, difficulty finding an affordable dentist, and dental phobias make for good excuses. However, with 90 percent of adults between the ages of 20 and 64 being affected by tooth decay, it’s time to stop making excuses and get to a dentist in Pembroke Pines for the sake of your oral health.

Why do you need a teeth cleaning twice a year?

The reason for regular dental visits is logical. Just 24 hours after having a professional teeth cleaning, the bacteria that the dental hygienist removed already begin re-colonizing. With facts like that, it’s easy to see why proper dental care is a team effort. Neither you, nor your dentist and dental hygienist, can keep your mouth, teeth, and gums maximally healthy alone. The recommendation for twice-daily brushing, once-daily flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash is to keep excessive amounts of bacteria from building up.

However, some plaque will inevitably build up, and that is when you must have your dental hygienist perform a professional teeth cleaning. At about the six-month mark, bacteria that can’t be reached by your at-home dental care efforts will need to be removed professionally, before it calcifies. Missing that six-month appointment can lead to a teeth cleaning with intense scraping or, even worse, news that you have tooth decay or gingivitis.

Although a teeth cleaning is a primary aspect of a dental appointment, it is not the only reason to visit a dentist in Pembroke Pines. Your dentist and dental hygienist can also detect early signs of tooth decay and gum disease.

The earlier these kinds of conditions are detected, the greater the possibility for effective treatment. So, the next time you consider skipping a routine visit to the dentist for a teeth cleaning, think again—the health of your smile depends on it.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Pembroke Pines, call Mautner Dentistry today at (954) 417-6146 or make an appointment.

Mautner Dentistry offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Pembroke Pines. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Mautner Dentistry, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Mautner Dentistry.

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Patient Reviews
always a great experience, staff and doc are very sociable
Hilda M.
I don't think anyone likes going to the dentist, but it is a necessary evil and the team at this office make it a bearable experience.
Jennifer C.
Love this office - very friendly staff who really care about you and your dental needs - you were recommended by word of mouth and I have really […]
Sharon A.
Wonderful service
Renee Z.
after not going to the dentist for years due to anxiety, dr mauter's team, especially Jen, far exceeded my expectations
Jennifer C.
5 Star all the way!
Shelley D.
Jennifer S. Is voted best hygienist in Florida !!!
Michael W.
Too bad to know that Dr Mautner is leaving, wishing him the best and thank you
Raul G.
Had a routine cleaning and wisdom teeth extraction with no fuss. Highly recommend Dr. Mautner dentistry.
Kemal M.
They go out of there way to help and they do excellent work
Sawsan E.
I have been coming here over 25 years and love the whole staff and really liked meeting Dr Levine who is very thorough
Barbara G.
Excellent service, friendly staff. Continue with your great work
Lourdes D.
As always, wonderful experience. Gentle cleaning. I was kept well informed of my situation. Everything was well explained during the process.
June F.
I've been going there for 20 years! I miss DR Mautner,but the staff is excellent
Dena W.
Excellent care every appointment !
Maria S.
excellent, always a pleasant experience, Have been with them many years!!!
Hilda M.
Dr. Mautner is the greatest dentist, very knowledgeable and compassionate. He makes going to the dentist a pleasant experience for adults,but also […]
Kiya G.
Excellent dental practice. I have been going to Mautner Dentistry for 25 years and love everyone, especially my cleaning wizard/adviser, Jennifer.
Susan V.
Dr. Mautner is willing to take any step to help you the best possible way. His team supports him and also adds positively to a great experience. God […]
Jaime N.
Overall,always a pleasant experience. I particularly like that each step is explained as it is about to happen. This makes me feel relaxed.
Paula P.
Fabulous, as usual!
Vikki W.
As usual.
Robert F.
top notch, love the staff.
Michael H.
Honest and great quality care
Cristina R.
As always, everyone at the office was friendly and professional.
Sharon B.
Very pleased, feels great. Thank you. Looking forward to future visits.
Mike M.
Love the office! Everyone is great!
Lynette L.
Always excellent service! Having my teeth worked on is never unpleasant at Mautner Dentistry
Debra R.
Great service,I love everyone at the office.
Lourdes D.
This was the best service I have received from a Dentist Office. Very comfortable environment and loving staff that cares about your teeth and the […]
Charmaine J.
Always professional!
Maria R.
My name is Alex Aponte and it is always a pleasure visiting this Dentist office. The staff is amazing and the Dentists are amazing. Always a great […]
Alexander A.
They are very nice, make me feel at ease!
Maria A.
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Carolyn W.
I found the office by internet and chose to go because was so close to my home, my experience with the staff and the Doctor was excellent they are so […]
Millie F.
Mautner dentistry is amazing! They do whatever it takes to make sure their patient is comfortable and not in any pain at all.
Lacey D.
The doctor was so gentle, I did not feel a thing when she pulled my tooth, I was still waiting anxiously to feel it being pulled, when she said," […]
Robert Y.
Jennifer was outstanding, as always.
Andreina T.
Great staff and team of professional people.
Laurie O.
Always a comfortable environment
Joseph A.
Been going to Dr Mautner's office for over 20 years. EVERYONE is pleasant & helpful.
Dena W.
I had the best dental experience ever. I am usually extremely nervous at the dentist, at my appointment the team explained everything to me, they […]
Lowery M.
Thanks Doc!
Bruce M.
Very friendly and professional
George V.
Great experience. No pain at all. :-)
Filipe P.
Friendly staff,Dr. Lavenka made me feel less anxious
Yvette D.
Professional care as usual.
Ken B.
Jennifer is my dental hygienist and she is professional in every way and is concerned about her clients dental health. She explains what she is doing […]
Ruth P.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (954) 417-6146
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