If professional teeth cleanings aren’t a part of your routine every year–twice a year, it’s time to change that. Many people often ask, “Is teeth cleaning really necessary?” The answer is YES, and here’s why: Regular professional teeth cleanings can help your current oral health, prevent future health issues, and improve your day-to-day life in general.
First and foremost, having your teeth professionally cleaned regularly helps your oral health.
During your cleanings, plaque and other bacteria–that can lead to cavities and gum disease–are removed. While flossing and brushing at home is crucial as a preventative measure as well, professional cleanings can get the hidden plaque in hard-to-reach places.
In addition to the physical help of regular teeth cleanings, having a professional eye look at your oral health during these cleanings is imperative.
Dentists will notice any early signs of potential health issues, such as receding gums, cavities, or tooth decay, and be able to help solve the problem before it gets worse.
If this isn’t convincing enough, professional teeth cleanings actually help your overall health.
Studies have shown a connection between oral health and overall health. According to the American Dental Association, “The mouth is filled with countless bacteria, some linked to tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. Researchers have found that periodontitis (the advanced form of periodontal disease that can cause tooth loss) is linked with other health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, and bacterial pneumonia.” If preventing oral health issues can actually help prevent something life-threatening as well, why wouldn’t you do everything you can to maintain your oral health?
Lastly, regular teeth cleanings help improve your day-to-day life.
Dentists can remove built-up stains from coffee, tea, wine, or tobacco, leaving you with a brighter smile and fresher breath. Learn more about regular teeth cleanings at Crabtree Valley Dental, and schedule an appointment with us today. We hope to see you soon!