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January 21st, 2021

Does regular dental cleaning improve your dental health?

If you maintain the daily habit of brushing and flossing, do you really need to see your dentist for regular dental cleanings? This is a common question amongst patients who may not know of the impact regular check-ups have on their oral health. 

Dental cleaning improves your dental health through early detection of disease, prevention and helps you achieve great health overall. Let’s take a closer look at how regular dental cleanings can benefit you. 

Benefits of regular dental cleaning

Benefits of regular dental cleaning

Prevents cavities and gum disease

While brushing and flossing is effective at fighting off cavities and preventing gum disease, there is plaque and tartar build-up on your teeth that can be hard to remove with a regular toothbrush. 

This build-up of plaque around your teeth is the leading cause of gum disease. Plaque also eats away at your tooth enamel, causing cavities. If cavities aren’t attended to right away, the tooth will continue to decay and lead to tooth loss. To prevent this, plaque must be cleared away.

During a dental cleaning, a hygienist will effectively remove build-up with special tools, polish and floss your teeth, and apply fluoride. A dentist will then assess your teeth and gums to diagnose any conditions and recommend the necessary treatment for prevention and care.

Improves your overall health

Numerous studies show that gum disease is linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. The bacteria in your mouth can travel to your bloodstream, and it’s the body’s auto-immune response to the bacteria that can cause problems. The bacteria cause inflammation and small blood clots, which directly impacts your heart and brain.

If you’re experiencing swollen or bleeding gums or suspect that you may have gum disease, it’s important to see your family dentist right away. If you don’t have a family dentist, visit a walk-in dental clinic. The goal is to get to a specialist to stop gum disease in its tracks before it worsens.

Adds to your quality of life 

Regular professional dental cleanings can remove stains and help you maintain a healthier, brighter smile. Whether it’s preventive or cosmetic treatments, Fort McMurray dentists can recommend the best course of action based on your current condition and dental history. 

Patients often report increased confidence and more self-esteem to participate in social settings with healthy teeth and a beautiful smile.

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