Dental Cleanings Are An Essential Part of Your Teeth’s Health

Regular dental visits are essential to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy. We, as well as the American Dental Association, recommend you visit your dentist every six months. These examinations allow us to find and treat problems before they become severe. Your dental visit will consist of 2 parts. The first part is the cleaning and the second part is the check up. Here is a list of 5 benefits of regular dental cleanings.

Cavity prevention

Your teeth normally build up and accumulate a whitish film that is called plaque and it is one of the leading causes of tooth decay. Plaque is an acidic substance that eats away at your tooth enable. If left untreated this plaque can lead to cavities. While you can keep plaque from building up by brushing and flossing, a professional cleaning every six moths can help remove the plaque that builds up in hard to reach places.

Tooth loss prevention

In adults the major cause of tooth loss is due to gum disease, which starts with built up plaque. As gum disease progresses, plaque continues to build further down the tooth, it can destroy supporting bone in your jaw causing teeth to become loose and possibly fall out. With regular dental cleanings and exams as well as good oral hygiene habits, this scenario is unlikely to happen.

Brighten your smile

Our daily habits can gradually stain our teeth. Habits such as drinking coffee, tea, and or wine can as well as using tobacco can greatly accelerate the staining process. However, your regular dental cleanings can remove stains and leave you with a whiter, brighter smile.

Boost your overall health

There are many medical conditions including some that are life-threatening that can be detected in their early stages by your dentist during a routine oral exam. Furthermore, studies have shown a connection between your oral health and your overall health. For example, regular dental cleanings can help lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Save money

Regular dental exams help you protect your oral health. You can save money in the long run by finding problems and potentially avoiding more costly and extensive procedures in the future.

So when was your last dental visit? Don’t wait to schedule your dental cleaning today!