Why is it so important to come in for regular dental cleanings
Regular dental cleaning is also known as prophylaxis treatment, a preventative care treatment.
We strongly recommend having at least two-yearly cleanings, as it’ll help prevent you from getting more severe dental issues.
What is the dental cleaning process?
Your appointment will start with the Dental Hygienist, who thoroughly cleans your teeth. The Dental Hygienist will remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar above the gum line through specialized equipment that does so without harming your teeth. If there are any light stains present, they’ll also be removed during the cleaning procedure.
Once the cleaning is finished, the dental Hygienist will polish your teeth. The polishing will eliminate anything left behind and give your pearly white teeth a beautiful, shiny smile. Next, the Dental Assistant will take the X-rays. The X-rays will help the doctor check for any signs of decay, possible cavities, abscesses, or any signs of bone disease.
Then, the dentist will check the X-rays and perform a complete mouth examination, including a detailed cancer screening.
The dentist will explain what dental treatment she recommends based on the results of the findings. The hygienist will explain the best ways to maintain excellent oral hygiene and a healthy mouth as soon as the examination is complete.
Then you will be invited into the conference room, where, based on the findings, we will present to you the recommended treatment plan.
Regular teeth cleaning can help prevent cavities and gum infections and help you maintain good oral hygiene between visits. Therefore, you must never skip an appointment. It also allows you to discuss any concerns or issues with your dentist and gives your dentist a chance to address them regularly.
Preventative care often catches problems early, so you can handle them immediately. It would help if you periodically came for cleanings to prevent the buildup of bacteria, tartar, and plaque. Those can cause more significant problems, such as periodontal disease. Over time, it may save you money, allowing you to address dental needs before they become expensive and time-consuming.
What are some other benefits of regular dental cleanings?
Coming in for your regular cleanings can be beneficial in many ways. Your cleanings will help to prevent gum diseases and bad breath and give you a brighter smile. Believe it or not, keeping your oral hygiene in check helps prevent future health problems for the rest of your body. There is mounting evidence of a connection between a person’s oral and overall health.
Recent studies have linked heart attacks and strokes to gum disease. Although no causal relationships have been discovered, a dental cleaning every six months to keep your teeth and gums healthy could reduce your heart disease and stroke risk.
In addition to all the health benefits, coming in for regular checkups can also help you make the most of the money you are spending on dental insurance. Most dental plans have low or no copayments/coinsurance for routine preventive care, such as dental cleanings and checkups every six months.
If you take advantage of your benefits, you’ll save money in the long run by avoiding more costly dental procedures resulting from poor oral hygiene. In conclusion, you should come for regular cleanings to ensure your perfect smile and excellent oral health.