We’ve all been told to visit the dentist for regular teeth cleanings, usually twice per year, but outside of keeping your mouth clean or just simply following a routine, many people don’t realize the many surprising benefits of getting regular teeth cleaning from their dentist in Calgary.
By visiting your Calgary dentist for teeth cleaning, you will keep your teeth clean and free of plaque and tartar build-up. Outside of the obvious desire to take good care of your oral health, regular teeth cleanings also help to prevent evolving issues like gum disease, cavities and bad breath. Some of the lesser known benefits also include a whiter smile, long term cost savings and early detection of potential dental problems and oral cancers. Lastly, a strong link has been found between poor oral health and the development of heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and certain types of cancer.
Keeping your mouth clean and healthy always includes regular teeth cleaning from your Calgary dentist. Let’s look at the benefits more closely:
Prevent Gum Disease
The most common culprit of gum disease is build-up at the gumline. During your teeth cleaning, your dentist will remove any build-up along the gum line, leaving your gums to breathe freely and limiting the chances of developing gum disease.
Any plaque or tartar build-up on your teeth will begin to erode your tooth enamel, which leads to cavities. If left unchecked, this decay can cause serious issues in your mouth. By having your teeth cleaned regularly, you can avoid cavities, decay and the need for additional dental treatments.
Prevent Bad Breath
Bad breath comes from bacteria built up in the mouth. Receiving regular teeth cleaning will ensure your mouth is as clean as possible, thus decreasing the opportunity for bad breath to develop in the first place.
Teeth cleaning removes surface stains before they can set in further, which contributes to a whiter smile overall. Your dentist in Calgary can also suggest many tools such as a Waterpik and certain types of toothpaste that will help to remove minor surface stains that your teeth cleaning is not able to reach.
Prevent Many Diseases
Studies have shown a strong link between poor oral health and the development of heart disease causing heart attacks and strokes. Poor oral health has also been shown to contribute to the development of diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, certain cancers and low birth weight in pregnant mothers. Keeping your teeth clean will keep your whole body healthier!
Detect Oral Cancer
Most oral cancers can be caught by your dentist and early detection is key in limiting the spread of cancer and getting effective treatment. During your teeth cleaning, your dentist will screen for oral cancers.
Detect Problems Early
While completing your teeth cleaning, your dentist will also check your mouth or other issues. Signs of weakening teeth, fillings breaking down and much more can save you bigger problems in the future by catching them early. This also increases the number of treatment options available to you.
While you will pay for regular teeth cleaning, preventing many of the concerns mentioned above will save you significant costs in the future. Prevention is always less costly than repair!
Visit your dentist for regular teeth cleaning to experience these many benefits and so much more. Our Northmount dentists in NW Calgary are here for you - book your teeth cleaning appointment today!