Maintaining good oral health is essential for overall well-being, and one of the most important things someone can do is to schedule regular professional teeth cleanings. While brushing and flossing at home are important, a professional teeth cleaning can provide a deep clean that removes plaque and tartar buildup, preventing a variety of dental problems.
Removing Plaque and Tartar Buildup
Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on the surface of teeth, and if left untreated, it can harden into tartar. Tartar buildup can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems. Professional teeth cleaning removes both plaque and tartar, helping to prevent these issues and keeping teeth and gums healthy.
Preventing Gum Disease
Gum disease is a common oral health issue that can cause swelling, bleeding, and recession of the gums, as well as bone loss and tooth loss. Regular professional teeth cleaning can help prevent gum disease by removing plaque and tartar buildup that can cause inflammation and infection in the gums.
Detecting Dental Issues Early
During a professional teeth cleaning, your dentist or dental hygienist will examine your teeth and gums for signs of any dental issues, such as cavities, gum disease, or oral cancer. By detecting these issues early, they can be treated before they become more serious, preventing more extensive and costly dental procedures down the road.
Improving Your Smile
A professional teeth cleaning can also help improve the appearance of your smile. By removing stains caused by smoking, coffee, tea, and other foods and beverages, your teeth will look brighter and whiter. Additionally, regular teeth cleaning can help prevent bad breath, keeping your breath fresh and your mouth feeling clean.
Promoting Overall Health
Poor oral health can have negative effects on your overall health, including an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and other serious health issues. By maintaining good oral health through regular professional teeth cleaning, you can help mitigate these kinds of health issues and reduce your risk of experiencing them.
Schedule a Consultation
Professional teeth cleaning is an essential part of maintaining good oral health. By removing plaque and tartar buildup, preventing gum disease, detecting dental issues early, improving your smile, and promoting overall health, a professional teeth cleaning can provide a deep clean for a brighter, healthier smile. For more information, schedule a consultation with Dr. Schick by calling our office at 403-407-5730.
*all procedures performed at our practice by a general dentist