Don’t Neglect Seeing Your Dentist. Regular dental exams and professional cleanings help to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Before your cleaning, the dentist may visually examine your overall oral health and take an X-ray to help discover any trouble areas
The cleaning process will include removing plaque and tartar with special tools. This process is called scaling. After the Dentist has scaled your teeth, they will be polished with paste and then flossed or use an oral irrigator jet wash.
1. Prevent Cavities
Having your dentist inspect and clean your teeth of plaque that you may not notice at home. Your dentist can do a much more thorough job of removing plaque and bacteria than you can at home.
2. Prevent or Treat Gum Disease
When plaque is allowed to build up on your teeth and move down the tooth below the gum line and eventually loosen teeth at the roots and cause them to fall out. Regular dental cleanings and good home care will help to prevent this from happening.
3. Brighten Your Teeth and Have a Healthy Smile
Food, smoking, and drinks can stain your teeth. Dental cleaning and polishing can remove the stains. For advanced or stubborn stains you may want to have a teeth whitening treatment.
4. To Save Money
Use your benefits that may have a no or low-cost payments. Preventive care and early treatment may help you save money in the long run.
5. Overall Health
Routine dental cleanings can help lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.
During your routine exam and cleaning the dentist can screen you for oral cancer.
Bonus: Fresh breath
Regular checkups and cleanings by your dentist will help you maintain good oral health that will help keep your breath fresh.