Protecting Your Oral Health
Taking care of your oral health is essential for your overall well-being, and dental cleanings are an important part of maintaining a healthy mouth. Regular dental cleanings not only keep your teeth and gums clean but also provide numerous benefits for your oral and overall health.
Our Staten Island dentist goes over dental cleaning benefits so you understand how important regular teeth cleanings are.
Benefits of Dental Cleanings
Prevent Future Dental Health Problems
Regular dental cleanings can help prevent future dental health problems, including cavities, gum disease, and bad breath (halitosis). During a dental cleaning, your dental hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth, removing plaque and tartar buildup that can lead to these and other problems.
Attending your regular dental cleanings can help save money in the long run by preventing the development of costly dental problems, including tooth decay and periodontal disease. By catching and treating these problems early, teeth cleanings can help with tooth decay and prevent the need for more extensive and expensive dental procedures in the future.
No More Bad Breath
Persistent bad breath, or halitosis, can be caused by several factors, including poor oral hygiene, periodontal disease, and certain medical conditions. A professional dental cleaning can help eliminate bad breath by removing the buildup of bacteria and debris that can contribute to its development.
Keeps Cavities Away
Cavities, or dental caries, are caused by plaque buildup and hardened tartar. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on the teeth and can contribute to the development of tooth decay. Without removal, plaque turns into tartar, which can’t be removed with brushing and flossing alone. Keeping up with routine teeth cleanings can help prevent developing cavities by removing plaque and tartar.
Avoid Gum Disease Stages
Gum disease occurs in stages, from gingivitis to periodontitis. Gum disease begins with gingivitis, which is characterized by inflamed and bleeding gums. A neglected case of gingivitis can develop into periodontitis, destroying the bones and tissues that support the teeth. Teeth cleanings can help catch periodontal disease in its early stages and prevent it from progressing to periodontitis.
Prevents Tooth Loss
Tooth loss is often a result of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is caused by the buildup of plaque and tartar on teeth, which can lead to inflammation and eventually the breakdown of the supporting bone and tissue of the teeth. Regular dental cleanings can help prevent the development of gum disease and prevent tooth loss.
Detect Jaw Problems
Dental cleanings can also help detect jaw problems, such as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). TMJ is a condition that affects the jaw joint and can cause pain and discomfort. During a dental cleaning, your dentist can examine the jaw for signs of TMJ and recommend treatment as needed.
Maintain Pristine Oral Health
Regular teeth cleanings are an important aspect of maintaining pristine oral health. By removing plaque and tartar buildup, dental cleanings can help prevent the development of gum disease, cavities, and other problems. This, in turn, can help maintain healthy teeth and gums. When dental cleanings are skipped, it may lead to poor oral hygiene habits and cause unwanted health issues.
Maintain Good Physical Health
Oral health is closely linked to your overall physical health. Poor oral health has been linked to several systemic conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Regular dental cleanings can help maintain good oral health and contribute to overall general health.
Detects Signs of Oral Cancer
Oral cancer is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition that can be difficult to detect in its early stages. During a dental cleaning, we can provide you with oral cancer screenings. Your dentist will examine the mouth for signs, such as lesions or other abnormalities. Early detection of oral cancer is important for effective treatment and improved outcomes.
Schedule Your Dental Cleaning With Our Staten Island Dentists!
Dental cleanings are an essential aspect of preventive dentistry. Regular dental cleanings can boost your oral health and prevent future serious health problems. Contact our Staten Island dentists today to schedule a teeth cleaning and achieve pristine oral health and a beautiful, healthy smile.
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