There are a few things in life that you do over and over. You get your car’s oil changed on a regular basis. You pay your bills month after month. You mow your grass every time it gets long. Life is full of repetitive, yet important, tasks. Our bodies are no different. They need constant attention, often in the form of repetitive processes, in order to stay alive.
You’ve likely heard that you should see your dentist once every six months, but is that really the truth? Is that something you need to do with such a regular basis. Believe it or not, the answer to that question will always be yes! Your teeth need to be cared for and maintained just as many other aspects of your life. In fact, regular dental cleanings are some of the most important things you can do for yourself. Let’s discuss why.
Cleanings Prevent Tooth Decay
No one likes having a cavity. Cavities lead to pain and tooth sensitivity, which are annoying and unhealthy. If left unchecked, cavities can lead to root canals and other oral health complications. Tooth decay starts with little microbes called bacteria. Bacteria thrive in your mouth, and they also like to eat away at your teeth until they form cavities. While brushing and flossing can get rid of a lot of this bacteria, they can’t get all of them. This is where dental cleanings come in. With professional tools and training, your dentist is able to remove bacteria and the plaque they form in ways that you typically can’t. Less bacteria means fewer cavities. It’s a win-win situation.
Cleanings Prevent Disease
While it may seem too simple, dental cleanings can also help prevent serious oral disease such as gum disease and oral cancer. Consider this. You likely don’t have any idea how to identify oral cancer in its early stages. Don’t beat yourself up over that. Most people don’t. However, your dentist can easily identify those signs during dental cleanings once every six months. As you start to get on a regular schedule with your dentist, he or she will be able to observe changes in your oral health and prevent serious problems from forming.
Cleanings Boost Your Confidence
There’s no better feeling than walking out of a store or gym feeling confident in the way you look. You can achieve that same feeling after walking out of your dentist’s office! Your smile is one of the most important aspects to your look, and dental cleanings can make that smile brighter. A good smile can boost your confidence in ways that nothing else can. Regular dental cleanings will keep your smile white, healthy and bright.
What Are You Waiting For?
Now you know why regular dental cleanings are so important. So, what are you waiting for? Don’t hesitate to call and set up an appointment with our staff today. You have nothing to lose! In fact, all you have is a healthy mouth and confident smile to gain.