8 Reasons Why Regular Teeth Cleaning is a Necessity

Have you had your teeth cleaned yet in 2017?  If you want to maintain a beautiful teeth and a healthy smile,  you need to visit your dentist to have your teeth cleaned at least twice every 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 builds up regardless of how well you floss & brush. Maintaining optimal oral health can be vital to maintaining optimal overall health! 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 excellent oral health habits and regular dental cleaning can have a significant impact on reducing the risk of developing other serious health 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, hard tartar and plaque can still build up between the teeth and around the gum line. When you have a professional clean your teeth, he or she will be able to remove this stubborn plaque and tartar and check for any potential dental 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 just not good for our teeth. If you are a coffee, soda, tea or wine drinker, 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 disease, joint inflammation, diabetes, premature birth, stroke and low birth weight in babies. In most cases, the overall condition of your oral health will provide signals to your dentist to know if you need to

visit a physician and be screened for any of other health conditions, like those 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 

Oral cancer can sneak up on you and be quite devastating! While undergoing dental cleaning, your dentist will also screen 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 is detected in its early stages, gum disease can be treated and reversed. 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 loss. As gum disease progresses, plaque continues to move further up on the teeth and gum line. Eventually, this can destroy the bone in your jaw, causing teeth to loosen and eventually fall out. The chances of this happening to you can be significantly reduced by visiting your dentist for frequent teeth cleaning and practicing meticulous dental hygiene habits at home.

8. To Keep Your Original Teeth

Regardless of the advancement in technology in the field of dentistry, it is still desirable to keep your original 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! It is never too late to 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 and your health the very best it can be!