Taking good care of your mouth is essential for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. A significant part of your oral care takes place in your home. No matter how well you brush and floss your teeth at home, though, professional cleanings are still an important part of good oral health. Tim Perry, DDS can help.
Prevent Serious Oral Health Concerns
When you ignore your oral hygiene routine, your risk of developing serious oral health issues increases significantly. Poor oral hygiene can lead to the formation of cavities, gum disease, and even tooth loss. Even if you have an impeccable oral care routine at home, you can still be faced with these issues. This is because you might miss certain areas of your mouth, even though you think you have cleaned them all. With the use of a scaler, we can effectively eliminate all buildup from the surfaces of your teeth, including plaque, tartar, and bacteria. This helps to prevent these issues from developing, keeping your mouth healthy.
Protect Your Overall Health
Your oral health isn’t the only thing that can suffer when cavities and gum disease develops. These issues can also greatly impact your overall health, as well. Several studies have found links between oral health conditions and health issues like heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory issues. Bacteria in your mouth can get into your bloodstream and your lungs, contributing to these problems. There are also links between gum disease and pregnancy complications such as low birthweight and preterm birth. With just two cleanings a year, in conjunction with good oral care at home, you can help to protect your whole-body health as well as the health of your mouth.
Improve Your Smile
Cleanings do more than protect your oral and overall health. Believe it or not, they can also help to improve your smile and boost your confidence. When your teeth are cleaned, we remove harmful bacteria. Not only do these bacteria contribute to different oral health issues, but it can also lead to bad breath. By removing bacteria, we can help to freshen your breath.
In addition to improving your breath, cleanings also help to brighten your smile. In addition to removing buildup with the scaler, polishing helps to break up and remove surface stains. Removing surface stains helps your teeth to appear whiter, brightening your smile and giving you an additional confidence boost.
Save Money in the Long Run
While it might not seem like it, cleanings help you to save money in the long run. When oral health issues develop, treatment is needed. Depending upon the severity of the issue, treatments can be quite expensive. Even with dental insurance, some treatments may not be fully covered, which means you have to pay out of pocket. By helping you to keep your teeth clean, we help you to prevent issues from developing in the first place. As a result, you avoid the need for potentially invasive and expensive treatments.
Professional dental cleanings are an integral component of maintaining a healthy mouth that should always be incorporated into your schedule. For more information, and to schedule your cleaning, call Tim Perry, DDS at (318) 322-0576 today.