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6 Things A Dental Cleaning Can Do For You

6 Things A Dental Cleaning Can Do For You

Published on January 6th, 2017

How many times a year have you been told to visit your dentist? For the most part, society has been taught that a dental cleaning every six months is proper oral care. As a dentist in Cary, however, we have found that some patients do not understand the importance of routine dental cleanings.

According to reports from the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), a dental cleaning at least twice a year can improve your oral health. A professional dental cleaning reinforces the at home oral health regimen of brushing and flossing and gives the dentist a chance to locate areas in the mouth that require special attention. The following are six additional benefits to routine dental cleanings:

  • Cavity prevention: Did you know that plaque is the leading cause of tooth decay? The white film that builds up on your teeth is called plaque. The plaque will eat away at the tooth enamel, and if left unattended, can lead to cavities.
  • Stop tooth loss: Gum disease, which starts with plaque build up, is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. When gum disease advances, plaque moves further down the tooth and will destroy the supporting bone in your jaw, causing teeth to fall out. Plaque is best removed by flossing, brushing, and routine visits to your dentist in Cary.
  • Fight bad breath: The best way to have fresh breath is good oral hygiene. Getting a dental cleaning is a great way to keep your mouth healthy and odor-free.
  • Brighten your smile: Coffee, wine, and tobacco are just a few ways we stain our teeth. Brushing and flossing alone do not always remove stains. A dental cleaning can remove built-up stains and leave your teeth freshly polished.
  • Save money: Routine cleanings at your dentist in Cary may be able to save you money in the long run by protecting your oral health and avoiding more costly extensive procedures.
  • Boost overall health: Studies have shown a great connection between oral and overall health. When you visit your dentist regularly, it may help lower your risk for some diseases, such as heart disease and stroke. Many medical conditions, can be detected in their early stages by your dentist during a routine oral exam.

Courtesy of: Delta Dental

 

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