If you’d like to improve your oral health and brighten your smile, scheduling your next professional teeth cleaning is a must! According to the American Dental Association, booking routine visits to the dentist every six month is critical for improving your oral health, preventing diseases, and maintaining your beautiful smile. Here are five more reasons you should consider planning your next visit to the dentist!
1. Remove unpleasant tartar from along your gum line.
Have you noticed a build-up of a dark, calcified substance along your gum line? If so, you may also have realized that this substance cannot be removed with a toothbrush or floss. This build-up is called tartar, and it can only be removed by a dental professional. Unfortunately, tartar is both aesthetically unpleasant and damaging to your oral health. Therefore, during your routine cleaning, the dental hygienist will use a tool called a scaler to remove tartar from the surface of your teeth.
2. Prevent gum disease—a serious oral health condition!
Dental cleanings are critical for the prevention of oral health issues like gum disease and tooth decay. When plaque and bacteria build up along your gum line, it can lead to inflammation and infection of the gums. This infection, known as gingivitis, can progress to gum disease if left untreated. Thankfully, this early stage of gum disease is easily treated if diagnosed in time.
3. Improve your overall health.
If you would like to maintain your overall health, you need to look out for your oral health as well. Gum disease, for example, can lead to a number of serious health issues like respiratory illness, heart disease, stroke, and complications with pregnancy if left untreated. Thankfully, by scheduling regular cleanings with your dentist, you can prevent these harmful illnesses and maintain your overall health.
4. Keep tooth decay at bay.
Another oral health issue that can be prevented with regular teeth cleanings is tooth decay. Your dental hygienist will provide a professional flossing to thoroughly remove food particles and plaque that would otherwise lead to decay between your teeth and gums. They will also give you a fluoride rinse to help protect your teeth from decay. By receiving your professional cleaning, you can avoid the painful and costly repercussions of untreated tooth decay, which could require crowns and even a root canal procedure to remedy.
5. Improve the appearance of your smile.
After your professional cleaning, your smile will look good as new! Your dental hygienist will use gritty toothpaste, polish, and a high-powered electrical toothbrush to provide a deep cleaning and remove any stains from the surface of your teeth. Most importantly, your teeth will be in better health than when you walked in—which means your smile will both look and feel great!
To schedule your next teeth cleaning, call Manus Dental in Hyde Park, Lake Zurich, or Yorkville today!