Benefits of a Dental Cleaning
It’s recommended that everyone have their teeth cleaned every 6 months. There are many benefits of having a dental cleaning. Cleanings help prevent cavities by removing plaque build up. Plaque is an acidic substance that eats away at your tooth enamel which can cause tooth decay and cavities.
Plaque also leads to gum disease and tooth loss. As plaque builds up along your gums it can start to move further down the tooth and can destroy the bone in your jaw which causes teeth to loosen and fall out. Regular dental cleanings and good oral hygiene can greatly reduce this risk. A dental cleaning can make your smile more beautiful. Drinking coffee or using tobacco can stain teeth. A cleaning can remove stain build-up and help teeth look whiter. A cleaning can also freshen your breath.
Regular dental cleanings can help lower your risk for some diseases, like heart disease and stroke. Many medical conditions can even be detected in their early stages by Dr. Cary during a routine exam.