As everyone knows, it is vital to give importance to teeth cleaning and prevention to keep dental problems that include gum diseases, plaque, sensitivity, tooth decay, and cavities at bay. Preventive dentistry is all about taking care of your teeth by following dental hygiene practices to keep them strong and healthy.
Preventive dentistry includes your daily routine dental care that includes brushing, flossing, and rinsing as well as visiting your dentist for bi-annual dental checkups. Besides daily dental hygiene habits, general dentistry services, including cleanings and dental checkups, go a long way in preserving the strength and health of teeth.
Preventive dentistry services
Common, preventive dentistry services besides daily brushing and flossing are the following:
Regular oral exams
Teeth cleaning at the dental office
Routine X-rays to detect oral issues
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Teeth cleaning and prevention
Professional cleaning, also known as dental prophylaxis, is performed at a dental office to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. Teeth cleaning helps prevent tooth decay and cavities and stops the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. Teeth cleaning also keeps the oral cavity in proper health, halting the progress of gum disease.
The benefits include:
Plaque removal-The accumulation of tartar (also referred to as calculus) and plaque can result in serious gum problems. It is impossible to remove all the bacteria, debris, and deposits from the gum pocket with regular dental care at home. Professional dental cleaning using specialized dental equipment catches this potentially damaging buildup and removes it before it advances to severe stages.
A healthier-looking smile-If your teeth are stained, discolored, or yellowed, it can affect your smile's aesthetics. Biannual teeth cleanings can help in getting rid of the teeth of these unsightly stains.
Fresher breath- An advanced stage of gum disease can result in chronic bad breath (or halitosis). If you have rotten food particles (possibly below the gum line) and potential gangrene arising from gum infection, bad breath can occur. The removal of plaque, calculus, and bacteria as part of teeth cleaning procedures improves halitosis and reduces infection.
Why opt for professional teeth cleaning?
Routine tooth cleaning and checkups offer the following benefits:
Remove the teeth stains and discolorations to give a whiter, brighter smile.
Prevent gum disease - gingivitis and periodontitis.
Detect oral cancer in the early stages, thus helping in earlier treatment.
Prevent gum disease, reducing the chance of heart attacks and strokes.
Prevent expensive dental treatments in the long run by identifying dental problems during the initial stages.
Prevent bad breath
Prevent tooth decay and cavities
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