Visiting the dentist isn’t most peoples’ favourite pastime. So, it’s understandable if you’ve neglected your regular dental cleaning. The problem is though, we often don’t know if our teeth have any problem areas until it’s too late. Unless you visit a dentist or a hygienist, oral problems can build up and become a more serious issue. While it may not become a calendar-count-down event, dental check-ups can be a necessary health and financial investment.
A dental cleaning allows your hygienist to professionally clean your teeth which helps keep your mouth healthy. While it involves removing Plaque and tartar, there are many great benefits in having your teeth cleaned regularly. By looking after your oral health, you are protecting your overall health too. Going to the dentist regularly can help you nip a potential problem in the bud before it becomes painful or expensive.
At Boon Dental we suggest a uniform frequency to visit your dentist as it depends on the individual. Most people would benefit from going between once a year to every few months.
How A Regular Dental Cleaning Benefits You
You may already know that dentists suggest regular dental cleaning. But understanding the benefits can encourage, or dare I say enthuse, you to maintain your regular dental cleaning visits.
Keep Cavities and Gum Disease Away
Cavities are permanently damaged areas on the surface of your tooth. They turn the hard exterior into a soft, sticky like surface. When two surfaces collide, the harder of the two will win. So your teeth need to stay firmer than the foods you eat.
When Plaque builds up in your mouth, it causes your teeth to decay. Plaque develops into tartar, which can’t be effectively removed by regular tooth brushing and flossing. This tartar sticks to your teeth and forms cavities. Teeth cleaning by a hygienist or dentist can remove this tartar and help to keep your teeth cavity-free.
Bacteria from plaque build-up can also cause gum disease. Gum disease is an infection of the tissue that supports your teeth. It can cause inflammation, which is a natural reaction from your body fighting the infection. Though, it can become more problematic and affect your bloodstream if the inflammation doesn’t clear up. As dental cleanings remove plaque from your teeth, going regularly can keep gum disease and cavities away.
Prevent Tooth Loss
Oral health can sometimes feel like an internal battle—you vs plaque. Without enough defence, plaque can push further into your teeth and gum line. If it gains enough ground, there’s a risk it can enter your jaw bone and cause teeth to loosen and fall out. Frequent visits to the dentist can prevent the loosening or loss of teeth.
Brighten Your Smile and Freshen Your Breath
We go through life. We eat food and drink drinks. It’s all a part of living well. Most substances have some effect on our teeth, though. Staining can occur from the tiny effects of these substances building up. A benefit of dental cleaning is the removal of built-up stains before they become more permanent. Dental cleanings polish your teeth. They leave you with a whiter, brighter smile as you go on to consume more of your favourite foods guilt-free.
Bacteria in the hard to reach places that your toothbrush can’t reach can cause bad breath. As we can’t get to these places in our daily personal cleans, they can build up quickly. So another convenient benefit of regular dental cleaning is leaving your appointment with a lasting fresh breath.
Boost Overall Health
As teeth and gums are organs, they’re linked to the rest of our body. Oral health isn’t just bad news for your teeth, but it affects your overall health. Gum disease is linked to strokes, diabetes and heart disease, among other severe health conditions. It’s even been linked with dementia and problems with pregnancy. Regular teeth cleaning helps prevent gum diseases. In turn, it can reduce your chances of developing these serious health issues.
Each of the benefits mentioned above prevent serious health issues. Treating the health issues that can form from poor oral hygiene can require expensive and risky surgery. Having your teeth cleaned by a professional can thus be a worthwhile investment.
Regular dental check-ups can also spot potential issues before they get worse. This makes them easier and cheaper to treat.
Schedule Your Dental Cleaning at Boon Dental
Boon Dental looks for preventative measures wherever possible. With a regular check-up, we can address issues before they turn into more serious oral health issues. By catching problems early, we can prevent costly and intensive dental surgery.
We provide a comprehensive dental check-up and clean. As a family-friendly dentist, we do whatever we can to make your experience as comfortable as possible.
We’re located in Wentworth Point and Ropes Crossing, NSW. You can book an appointment online or call us.