Why Do You Need to Get Your Teeth Cleaned?

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Have you scheduled your teeth cleaning appointment yet this year? Well, if you want to maintain a healthy smile, you should visit your dentist to have your teeth cleaned at least once twice a year. Practicing good dental hygiene like flossing and brushing at home is crucial, but professional teeth cleaning helps to remove the tartar and plaque that regular brushing and flossing often miss. Believe it or not, poor dental health is associated with a myriad of serious health complications such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, stroke, infection, bone loss and more. Practicing good oral health habits and regular dental cleaning can help you reduce the risk of developing any of these serious conditions.

Here are some important reasons why you need to have your teeth cleaned at least every 6 months:

1. To Prevent Tooth Decay

As much as regular brushing and flossing will help in removing a large amount of plaque and food build-up from the teeth, doing this alone is not enough when it comes to removing the hard tartar and plaque from between the teeth and around the gum line. When you have a professional clean your teeth, he or she will be able to check out for any potential health complications such as cavities, gum disease, and broken or cracked teeth.

2. To Enjoy a Healthy Smile 

Many of us consume beverages on a daily basis that are not good for our teeth. If you are in the habit of consuming a lot of soda, coffee, tea, wine or any other strongly colored beverages or food, the chances are high that your teeth will become stained very quickly. However, if cleaned regularly, these stains can be prevented from permanently attaching themselves to your teeth. In most cases when you make a visit to your dentist for teeth cleaning, they will not only clean them, but also polish them afterward to prevent excessive staining or yellowing.

3. To Help Maintain Good Overall Health 

Experts agree that there is a definite link between poor oral health and some health conditions such as heart diseases, inflammation on the joints, diabetes, premature births, strokes and low birth weight in babies. In most cases, the

overall condition of your oral health will help your dentist know if you need to visit a physician to screen for any of the conditions mentioned above.

4. To Prevent and Treat Halitosis (Bad Breath)

When you fail to not only brush your teeth regularly but to floss also, tartar and food begin to accumulate between the teeth and stick along the gum line. This can cause bad breath, otherwise known as halitosis. Persistent halitosis can also contribute to unpleasant throat infections as well. Having your teeth professionally cleaned at least after every six months, coupled with regular brushing and flossing, will help to prevent this condition from occurring.

5. To Prevent Oral Cancer 

According to The Oral Cancer Foundation- at least one person dies every hour, every day from oral cancer in the United States alone. While undergoing dental cleaning, your dentist also screens you for oral cancer. If it is diagnosed early, oral cancer is highly treatable.

6. To Prevent Gum Disease 

Gum disease arises from an infection in the bone and tissue that keep your teeth in place. Gum disease is among one of the major causes of tooth loss in adults. If it can be detected in its early stages, gum disease can be reversed and treated. If gum disease goes untreated, a more advanced and serious stage of gum disease known as periodontitis may follow. The key factor in preventing this disease is regular visits to a top-notch dentist, such as Dr. Halina Montano and proper oral hygiene.

7. To Prevent Tooth Loss 

As mentioned above, gum disease is among the leading causes of tooth decay. As gum disease progress, plaque continues to move further on the teeth and gum line. Eventually, this can destroy the bone in your jaw thus causing teeth to loosen and eventually fall out. The chances of such a thing occurring to you can be significantly reduced by visiting your dentist for frequent teeth cleaning and by maintaining proper dental hygiene habits at home.

8. To Keep Your Original Teeth 

Regardless of the advancement in technology in dental medicine, it is still desirable to keep your original natural teeth, if at all possible. People who wear

dentures experience difficulties in eating certain type of foods, keeping dentures in place and continual maintenance of their dentures. In addition, dental implants can appear very unnatural and can be very costly.

Bottom Line

Dental care is of paramount importance! Start practicing proper dental hygiene. Brush and floss regularly and make it your priority to visit your dentist at least once after every six months for teeth cleaning.

Dr. Halina Montano in Boca Raton is an expert in providing excellent dental care. Not only will you get a comprehensive cleaning and checkup at HSM Dental Group, but their team of professionals will provide you with detailed information on how you can have immaculate dental health and the smile you’ve always dreamed of! Call us today at 561-232-2070 to schedule your complete cleaning. Make this the year that you make all the right moves to make your teeth, your smile and your health the very best it can be!