Many people only visit their dentist when they feel pain or discomfort in their teeth and gums. Today our Sault Ste. Marie dentists explain why regular professional cleaning appointments are important even when you feel alright.
First and foremost, it is critical to understand that we recommend visiting Bay Dental Group for a professional cleaning every 6 months, even if you have good home care practises and are not currently experiencing pain. While brushing and flossing are important, there are tangible benefits to your dental health from regular professional cleanings.
Why Schedule Professional Dental Cleanings?
There are several reasons to book regular professional dental cleanings, including:
Removing plaque and tartar buildup
No matter how astutely you brush at home, there are likely some hard-to-reach places on your teeth where plaque has an easier time settling and proliferating. If not removed, plaque can begin hardening into a sticky substance known as tartar in just 24 hours. Only a trained hygienist at your Sault Ste. Marie dentist can remove tartar once it has formed, and they'll have no trouble reaching the plaque you can't reach at home.
Preventing oral health problems
Preventive dentistry is the best tool that dentists have in the fight against oral disease. Visiting your dentist at least every six months for a professional cleaning will help keep gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral health diseases at bay. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy means that you will be at a lower risk of tooth loss later on in life.
Correcting oral health problems early
After prevention, detecting oral health issues early is the best way to ensure prompt and effective treatment. Gum disease and tooth decay can be reversed in the early stages if the proper steps are taken. Early on, treatment is not only simpler but also significantly less expensive. The cost of not going to the dentist on a regular basis can easily outweigh the cost of dental cleanings.
Dentists are also often the first primary healthcare practitioners to detect signs of oral cancer, which is typically much more responsive to treatment if caught early.
Maintaining a healthy smile
Teeth can quickly become discoloured from too much plaque and tartar buildup. By going for regular dental cleaning, you might get to enjoy a brighter and whiter smile on top of a healthier one. Your dentist and hygienist will also be able to give you personalized pointers on how to keep your teeth whiter, and they may suggest cosmetic dental treatments for you as well.
Schedule a Dental Cleaning at our Sault Ste. Marie Dental Clinic Today
At Bay Dental Group, our professional dental cleaning services aim to help keep our clients' oral health at its best. Our hygienists make sure to remove any plaque and tartar buildup they can, and they will also include an application of Sheer White at-home whitening treatment with your cleaning. If you'd like to find out more about the importance of regular dental visits, or if you'd like to book your appointment, then contact our dental clinic in Sault Ste. Marie today.