Dental cleanings are one of the most important preventive dental care procedures there are! While it might not seem like it at first, there are many amazing benefits of getting your teeth professionally cleaned at the dentist.
And here are 5 compelling ones that will make you want to book your next dental cleaning ASAP:
Not to criticize your brushing technique, but even if you are diligent and use the right tools, you can still miss a few essential spots.
Professional cleaning services will cover the entirety of your mouth, and remove food particles and unwanted bacteria even from the hard-to-reach places, like the back of your mouth.
During the cleaning process, the dentist can take a close look at your teeth and actually spot several different things that could cause troubles down the line:
Dental cleaning doesn’t just keep your teeth healthy - it also makes sure your gums are healthy as well. Recurrent dental cleanings at the dentist can dramatically lower the risk of gum inflammation and even gum disease!
Problems with your gums can be serious because they help support the teeth. If the gum area is affected or even starts to pull back from the tooth, this can eventually lead to tooth loss.
Having routine dental cleanings is very cost-effective. For one thing, it can lower the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental issues that could require extensive (and costly) services to be addressed.
Also, any dental problems you might have can be addressed at an earlier stage where they can be fixed more swiftly, and cheaper. In the long run, dental cleanings can end up saving you a lot of money on costly dental procedures!
Dental cleanings do not include any whitening agents, but you can still get a brighter and even a whiter smile thanks to them! First, they can help prevent plaque and tartar build-up which often make the teeth look yellower.
Additionally, dental cleanings will also remove staining from your teeth caused by your diet or lifestyle (such as smoking) if you get them routinely. Unless your staining or discoloration problems are more severe, dental cleanings can generally help maintain your smile’s color.
If you’re suddenly feeling the need to get your teeth properly clean, we can help. Thrive Family Dental’s preventive care services can help you maintain long-term dental health and ensure your smile stays sparkling and strong!
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ben Friberg today, or call us at (910) 240-4797 to find out more about us.