You brush, floss and rinse your mouth twice a day, the way you have been for as long as you can remember. Your teeth are looking good, so naturally we think everything is kosher when it comes to your oral health. Having to go to the dentist to have them cleaned is completely unnecessary, right? Wrong. You may think you’re doing a fabulous job cleaning your teeth, but you still have to get a good scrubbing done by a professional. Not because you aren’t doing a good job, but because teeth cleanings with your dentist are more thorough than the type of cleaning you do at home. They can get into smallest of crevices a normal toothbrush and floss just can’t. But more than a shiny set of pearly whites, dental cleanings also help to prevent many other health problems. If you still don’t believe it, here are just a handful of reasons you should really reconsider:
Gum disease is an infection in your gums that breaks down the bone and soft tissue in your mouth. The breakdown, if left untreated, will eventually leads to tooth loss. But it doesn’t only affect your smile. In fact, gum disease has been proved to cause heart disease, strokes and even a low birth rate. Keeping a bi-yearly dental checkup and cleaning will help to prevent all of these health issues.
When it comes to the detection of oral cancers, you can never be too proactive. They don’t necessarily present themselves with obvious symptoms. And when you get your teeth cleaned, you are screened for oral cancer. Like any health issue, early detection is extremely important and getting your teeth cleaned is an easy way to kill two birds with one dental stone. No matter how often you do it, regular dental visits helps keep your oral health on track and any problems you have had in the past, or are currently experiencing, can continue to be monitored.
When your teeth are healthy, clean and white, you have all the fixins for a beautiful smile. And with that beautiful smile, you are more confident and happy. Confidence leads to improved social life and career possibilities. It’s important that you see your dentist every six months for a routine examination and cleaning. By seeing your dentist on a regular basis, and following daily good oral hygiene practices at home, you are more likely to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
For more information about dental cleanings, call Drs. Barmby and Frick in Walnut Creek, CA at 9255-934-5526 or visit www.barmbyfrickprosthodontics.com.
Drs. Barmby and Frick proudly serves patients from Walnut Creek, Concord, Danville, Lafayette, Alamo, Orinda and all surrounding areas.