Many of us do not place much priority on our oral health, and this can sometimes lead to serious dental issues, causing unnecessary pain and often unplanned costs. Taking the required steps to maintain your oral health such as daily flossing and brushing, combined with routine dental cleanings by a professional can greatly reduce the likelihood of this occurring. Listed below are just a few insights that will demonstrate the importance of routine dental cleanings:
It Will Help Prevent Plaque and Tartar
Although you may already be diligent when it comes to home care such as daily brushing, flossing and using mouthwash, these methods will never be as thorough as the dental cleaning you receive when done by a professional. Plaque and tartar that builds up on your teeth can sometimes be in hard to reach places like behind teeth and along the bottom of teeth and gum-line. A professional dental cleaning will be able to reach these areas and remove plaque and tartar, leaving your mouth clean and fresh!
It Can Reduce the Risk of Losing a Tooth
The main reasons behind tooth loss are typically gum disease and dental decay. Gum disease due to plaque build-up is said to be a major reason leading tooth loss in adults. As the gum disease increases, the plaque moves further down the tooth and reaches an area where it can start to deteriorate the bone in the jaw. Once the bone is compromised, it could result in the loosening of teeth or in severe cases tooth loss. Regular dental cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buildup can reduce this risk.
It Can Help Remove Stains
Daily activities such as drinking coffee or tea, smoking or even drinking wine can cause stains on your teeth. They can be difficult to remove and may not be affected by your homecare routine. A better option is to visit your dentist for a full dental cleaning as it will provide you a thorough clean which may remove some of those stains. You may also be concerned with bad breath at times; a dental cleaning will also help give you fresh breath.
It Can Help Prevent Cavities
Dental cavities are mostly caused due to plaque; as the plaque starts to build up on teeth, it erodes the layer of enamel. This can leave your teeth open to decay and the formation of cavities. When you go for a dental cleaning, the dentist will remove this plaque, reducing the chances of a cavity.
Please contact our office for further information or to book your next preventative care appointment.