A professional dental cleaning can improve your oral health.
We strongly recommend that a dentist or hygienist perform a hygiene treatment every six month. This professional dental cleaning reinforces the home-care oral health regimen of brushing and flossing and gives the dentist an opportunity to locate areas in the mouth that may need special attention.
6 things a dental hygiene can do for you:
- Prevent cavities
The whitish film that builds up on your teeth is called plaque and is the leading cause of tooth decay. This acidic substance eats away at the tooth enamel and, if left unattended, can lead to cavities. Plaque can be removed by brushing, flossing and dental cleanings.
- Stop tooth loss
Gum disease, which starts with built-up plaque, is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. As gum disease advances, plaque moves further down the tooth where it can destroy the supporting bone in your jaw, causing teeth to loosen and fall out. Luckily, the chance of this happening to you can be greatly reduced through regular dental cleanings combined with good oral hygiene habits.
- Brighten your smile
Drinking coffee, tea and wine or using tobacco can stain your teeth. A hygiene treatment can remove built-up stains and leave you with freshly polished teeth. The result? A whiter, brighter smile!
- Freshen your breath
Good oral hygiene is the best way to prevent persistent bad breath. Even if you brush and floss regularly, getting a cleaning is a wonderful way to keep your mouth healthy and odour-free.
- Boost your overall health
Studies have shown a connection between oral and overall health. Regular dental cleanings may help lower your risk for some diseases, like heart disease and stroke. Many medical conditions, some of them life-threatening, can be detected in their initial stages by your dentist during a routine oral exam.
- Save money
Regular examination and hygiene treatments not only helping you keep a healthy mouth but also can save you money and time! If you take advantage of your benefits now, you can avoid more costly and expensive procedures in the future.