In order for you to have a brilliant white smile you should make sure that you schedule a regular dental cleaning about once every 6 months with your dentist. Regular dental cleanings are an extremely affordable and effective way to prevent more costly dental work down the line, and can lead to a variety of benefits, such as an improvement in your overall health and an enhanced smile for years to come.
Why are regular dental cleanings so important?
The purpose of a regular dental cleaning is to remove the plaque and tartar that is built up over time. Unfortunately, these are the ideal conditions for harmful bacteria to to multiply and cause any number of serious problems for your teeth and gums. Not only can regular dental cleanings help to prevent gum disease and gingivitis, but they can also prevent oral cancer and loss of teeth as well. Another important fact is that your mouth is, essentially, a breading ground for a variety of different bacteria, which an lead to health issues in various other systems in your body. For instance, poor oral hygiene is believed to be linked to heart disease and even stroke.
What’s involved in a regular dental cleaning?
Your dentist will first examine your mouth to determine if you have any serious dental issues. They will then use a variety of instruments to remove the particles that have accumulated on your teeth and along your gum line. These instruments may include: a polisher, hand tools (such as scalers), an ultrasonic tool and a fluoride gel. X-rays of your teeth are also typically taken at regular dental cleanings, and you and your dentist will discuss the best treatment plan for you should you require further dental work. Regular dental cleanings are typically completed in under an hour and should not be painful for most patients, and a majority of patients even enjoy the regular dental cleanings. Having a dentist who is gentle yet thorough is highly important. Dr. Patel and her hygienists are trained and experienced, and provide each of their patients with a comfortable and effective regular dental cleaning treatment.
What are the benefits of getting regular dental cleanings?
Better oral hygiene, a brighter smile and the prevention of bad breath are a handful of benefits of regular dental cleanings. Regular dental cleanings also give your dentist the opportunity to check your mouth for any other issues, such as cavities, cracked teeth or oral cancer. As a result, regular dental cleanings can enable you to keep your own teeth longer and can even save your life in some instances. Plaque and tartar buildup are two of the leading causes of gum disease, as well, so regular dental cleaning enables you to eliminate the harmful bacteria that can lead to infectious gums and jaw bones, as well as early loss of teeth.
Call (310) 549-2400 or email us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Vaishali Patel DDS. As a reminder: Regular Dental Cleanings should be done every six months in order to prevent serious dental issues and to maintain proper oral hygiene, as well as to ensure that your overall health does not suffer due to poor dental hygiene.