There are very few things better than having freshly cleaned teeth.
Have you ever caught yourself glancing in the mirror at your newly cleaned teeth?
For some, it’s like you have a bright new smile. Having clean white teeth will make anyone feel confident and happy!
Do you want to brighten your smile? Then you must get your teeth professionally cleaned.
Regular dentist checkups and cleanings are necessary for healthy teeth and gums. Teeth cleanings prevent tooth decay, cavities, stains, and other diseases that can affect your quality of life and overall health. Regular cleanings and dentist visits will ensure your teeth will not only look great but will last your entire lifetime!
Has it been a while since you last visited the dentist?
If yes, here are seven key reasons why you need to get your teeth professionally cleaned!
1. A Complete Cleaning
Some people are meticulous when it comes to their oral hygiene. They’ll spend time every morning and night carefully brushing and flossing every corner of their mouths.
This is a great practice that will improve your oral health. Unfortunately, regardless of your oral hygiene routine, you won’t reach the same level of cleaning as professionally cleaned teeth.
This is in part because we can’t see every nook and cranny in our mouths. The front of your teeth may look fantastic as that’s the area we see the most. The areas behind your teeth, in-between your teeth, and your molars may have hidden pockets of plaque and tartar buildup.
A dentist has the tools and vantage point to check and clean every area in your mouth.
2. A Pain-Free Experience
How often have you avoided a visit to the dentist because you thought it would lead to a painful experience?
Professional dental cleaning is a painless experience. Many patients would go so far as to say it feels good!
Your dentist doesn’t want your visit to be uncomfortable, let alone painful. As they clean your teeth, they’ll often ask how you’re feeling to ensure it's a pleasant experience.
The cleaning tools used are more effective than at-home remedies and are gentle. If you struggle with extreme sensitivity, many dentists will offer a numbing agent or comfort aid.
3. Prevents Gum Disease and Other Issues
Gum disease is a growing oral health issue. Most adult Americans will experience some form of gum disease in their life.
The most common issue is gingivitis. Gingivitis causes swelling of the gums, bad breath, and possible bleeding when brushing. This can evolve into periodontitis which erodes the bone, weakens teeth, and can cause them to fall out.
Gingivitis and/or a build-up of bacteria can lead to gum disease. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to serious problems including tooth loss, painful gums, and affect your overall health.
Do you want to prevent gum disease and these other potential health issues?
Having your teeth professionally cleaned will remove bacteria build-up and prevent these oral health issues.
4. Boosts Your Confidence
The most noticeable difference before and after a professional dental cleaning is whiter teeth. Having bright white teeth is a mood booster and can help you feel more confident for a job interview, a party, or a special occasion.
A professional dental cleaning removes the stains and plaque that cause your teeth to look dull. Besides whiter teeth, you (and others) will also enjoy fresher breath.
After having your teeth professionally cleaned, you’ll feel more confident showing your dazzling teeth when you smile.
5. Cleans Plaque and Tartar
You can spend hours every week cleaning your teeth and avoiding acidic and sugary food. The inevitable fact remains, plaque and tartar will start to build up.
Plaque is a sticky yellowish film that forms over your teeth. You can remove most plaque with regular brushing and flossing when it’s soft.
When plaque hardens, it becomes a calcium called tartar. Only your dentist or hygienist can safely remove tartar from your teeth.
Following good dental hygiene as described above will slow the buildup of plaque and tartar but not eliminate it. The natural bacteria and minerals found in your saliva cause some buildup. When left untreated, the tartar can start to eat away your teeth causing them to weaken.
The longer you wait between dental cleanings, the more plaque and tartar will build. Visit your dentist to have any potentially harmful tartar removed from your teeth.
6. Know Your Dental Health
Dental issues could be lurking in your mouth without you knowing. After years of avoiding the dentist, you may be in for an unfortunate surprise the next time you go!
There are many oral diseases related to teeth grinding, acid reflux, vitamin deficiencies, diabetes, and more. Conversely, unchecked oral health problems can cause arthritis, asthma, respiratory issues, and oral cancer.
Many untreated oral issues can lead to tooth weakness and loss. Replacing lost teeth is an expensive procedure. Visiting your dentist for a regular checkup is much easier and cost-efficient.
Your dentist will thoroughly check your mouth and look for any early signs of potential problems. Detecting problems early will prevent any serious oral health issues from occurring. This will save you time and money as it's much easier to treat an issue in its early stages rather than later.
7. Prevent Bad Habits
Many of us have a few vices. While we might think these are harmless activities, they're actually bad habits that can hurt our teeth. This includes drinking coffee, biting nails, chewing ice, and enjoying more than the occasional sweet.
All of these activities can negatively affect our teeth. Most cause the enamel to weaken or leave unsightly stains.
Dental cleanings can help slow down these negative effects on your teeth but not prevent them. A regular checkup will remind you of your bad habits and will inspire you to follow healthier habits.
Get Your Teeth Professionally Cleaned Today
Having your teeth professionally cleaned about every six months will keep your smile looking bright. Dental cleanings will prevent any health issues and ensure you enjoy your teeth for years to come!
Have questions or want to make a dental appointment today? Let us know! We’ll help you keep your teeth bright and healthy.
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