How long has it been since your last dental cleaning? If your answer was longer than 6 months ago, there is no better time to schedule one than right now. While often seen as unimportant or purely for aesthetic purposes, regular dental cleanings are essential for keeping your mouth, and your whole body, healthy. At Wanserski Dental Center for Complex Dentistry, we can provide you with the routine cleanings that you need to keep your smile healthy and bright.
Cleanings are a Great Complement to Good Oral Hygiene[
You have probably heard it more times than you can count, but brushing and flossing are essential daily habits for keeping your smile clean and healthy. So, why would you need dental cleanings if you take care of your mouth every day? Cleanings are a great complement to your daily oral care. No matter if you brush and floss every day, you might miss certain areas. The more times you miss these areas, the more plaque and bacteria can accumulate. With regular cleanings, we are able to remove all buildup from your teeth, including those areas that might go untouched.
One of the biggest issues caused by plaque and bacteria buildup is tooth decay, which eventually turns into cavities. The acids produced by the buildup on your teeth erode your tooth enamel, weakening it. By removing the buildup, we also help to remove the acids from your teeth. This protects your teeth from potentially harmful damage, keeping them strong, healthy, and cavity-free.
Avoid Gum Disease and Tooth Loss
Another major complication caused by buildup is gum disease. Plaque and bacteria at your gum line can irritate the tissue, causing it to redden and swell. When left untreated, the film on your teeth can travel down past your gum line to the bone and other supporting tissues of your teeth. When this happens, you begin to suffer bone loss, which compromises the stability of your teeth. You may even be faced with tooth loss. Professional cleanings keep your teeth free of buildup, which helps to prevent gum disease, keeping your gums, jawbone, and teeth safe.
Keep Your Teeth Bright and Your Breath Fresh
Cleanings have some pretty great aesthetic benefits. For one, scraping and polishing your teeth help to eliminate surface stains, which can actually help to whiten your teeth and brighten your smile. Moreover, removing hidden plaque and bacteria can also help to provide you with fresher, much more pleasant breath.
The Link Between a Clean Mouth and Your Overall Health
Cleanings are not just for your oral health. They can help to protect your overall health as well. By keeping plaque, tartar, and bacteria off of your teeth, we can help to prevent some serious health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and more. We can help to prevent respiratory complications that might be caused by excessive bacterial growth in your mouth. Cleanings can also help to reduce the risk of pregnancy complications caused by gum disease, including premature birth and low birth weight.
If it has been longer than 6 months since your last dental cleaning, now is a great time to schedule your next appointment. Call Wanserski Dental Center for Complex Dentistry at (715) 848-2435 to schedule your cleaning today!