Why Are Dental Cleanings So Important?

Dental cleanings are an important part of your health plan, not only for oral health but for your overall well-being.

It’s National Dental Hygiene Month and if you haven’t had your bi-annual dental cleanings, now is the time to think about contacting your dental professional to set up and appointment.

Dental cleanings are an important part of your health plan, not only for oral health but for your overall well-being.  Here are just a few of the benefits of regular cleanings.


Prevention of Gum Disease

Regular cleanings can help to prevent gum disease, which can eventually lead to tooth loss.


Improvement of Overall Health

Gum disease has been shown to be connected to an increased risk of heart disease.  Have your teeth cleaned on a regular basis can reduce this risk and boost your overall health.


Early Detection of Oral Cancers

During your dental cleanings, one of the things your dental professional will do is to look for signs and symptoms of oral cancer.  This includes a check of the area under your jaw and the side of your neck in addition to the inside of your mouth and cheeks.  Being able to detect these symptoms early on can make a huge difference in being able to begin any necessary treatment, helping to increase your chances of recovery.


Brighten Your Smile

During your dental cleaning, stains and discolorations will be removed from your teeth leaving your smile much whiter and brighter.


Check for Potential Oral Issues as Early as Possible

Your dentist will be able to check for potential issues such as broken fillings or other issues such as tooth fractures that can worsen and cause larger issues if left undetected.


Long-Term Savings

Many dental insurance plans cover the cost of regular dental cleanings.  By focusing on a preventative oral health plan, you can help to avoid some of the costly expenses associated with fixing complications down the road.

Regular dental cleanings are an important part of your health care plan. If you have any questions regarding the importance of dental cleanings or you would like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to contact us today for more information.

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