Do you do everything you can to protect your smile? Do you brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day? Do you make an effort to clean between your teeth with floss? If so, good work. Did you know that dental cleanings are also very important?
Of course, you’ve probably heard about their importance, but do you know what the benefits actually are? To help you understand why your dentist suggests these frequent cleanings, we’re happy to list a few of the major benefits of a dental cleaning.
Your dentist or oral hygienist has specific tools that can clean your teeth more thoroughly than you can at home. This means that they can remove stains and give you a whiter smile that you can’t get on your own. They are also able to remove tartar that causes gum disease.
In fact, preventing gum disease is one of the most important things you can do for your smile. Untreated gum disease can lead to tooth loss and the loss of supporting bone structure. Also, gum disease has been linked with cardiovascular disease. This makes professional cleanings important for protecting both your smile and your heart.
Similarly, by having cleanings frequently, you’ll actually be able to save money. During a cleaning, your dentist will examine your smile for dental problems like cavities, loose fillings, oral cancer, and other signs of trouble. Addressing problems like these before they become serious is usually far cheaper than waiting until you need more extensive work.
If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to contact us soon. We are excited to hear from you.