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Why Dental Cleanings Are Essential

Why Dental Cleanings Are Essential

Posted by Christopher Louie DDS on Mar 21 2022, 08:19 AM

Why Dental Cleanings Are Essential

Because you brush your teeth regularly, many people forgo their biannual dental cleaning. Dentists recommend professional teeth cleaning twice a year for these reasons. Louie Family Dentistry is here to guide you.

Importance of Dental Cleaning 

Teeth cleanings are required to remove hardened plaque, stains, and tartar that brushing and flossing alone cannot remove. Dentists are the only people who can remove plaque and tartar. If you miss your dental cleaning appointments, your dental hygienist may miss signs of gingivitis, gum disease, oral cancer, and other problems.

What Happens If You Skip Your Dental Cleaning?

Regular cleanings can help detect problems early on and prevent others from occurring. The following are some of the consequences of missing dental cleanings:

  • Cavities

Cavities and tooth decay can form beneath hardened tartar and plaque, which you cannot remove on your own. Between-teeth decay is difficult to clean at home and can only be treated by a dentist.

  • Gum Disease

Plaque and tartar irritate the gum line and contribute to gum disease. Gums are inflamed from pockets around the teeth, allowing bacteria, food, and plaque to enter and further irritate the gums. Gum disease can be avoided with a simple dental cleaning.

  • Bad Breath

Bacteria such as plaque, tartar, and dental stains are difficult to remove on your own. This can result in bad breath that is unaffected by mints or gum. Certain dental stains can only be removed by your hygienist with the help of specialized tools.  

  • Teeth Loss 

If you neglect your teeth, you will lose them. Plaque, tartar, and bacteria accumulate around the teeth, causing gum inflammation and tooth loss.

  • Risk of Oral Cancer

Dental cleanings are performed to detect abnormalities that could be early signs of oral cancer. As a result, regular dental cleanings can detect any early signs of cancer, allowing you to begin treatment right away.

  • Overall Health

Heart attacks, strokes, diabetes complications, and high blood pressure have all been linked to poor oral hygiene. 

What Is Dental Cleaning?

Professional teeth cleaning is painless and noninvasive. Anesthesia is not required, and the cleaning process is quick depending on the amount of plaque and tartar. Teeth cleanings include:

  • X-rays
  • Initial teeth cleaning 
  • Removal of plaque and tartar 
  • Fluoride treatment 
  • Oral hygiene advice

Louie Family Dentistry is dedicated to providing the best care for your health. To restore your smile, come to our office at 41268 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538. Please contact us at (510) 656-7778. For more information, please contact reception louie@emaildds.com. 

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