Spring is here and this time of year is usually marked with extensive cleaning. Your home, your office, your car and even your teeth. Yes, spring cleaning for your teeth is even more important than cleaning out your home. Proper dental cleanings and dental checkups are crucial for keeping your oral health problem free. Seeing your dentist on a regular basis can catch and prevent a variety of health issues, not just oral ones.
Catch Problems Early– perhaps the most obvious reason for routine dental cleanings is the prevention and treatment of dental issues such as cavities or broken fillings. Your dentist will be able to spot the early signs of these issues and treat them before they turn into larger issues like root canals, gum surgery or even the removal of your teeth. Preventative measures are always the best when it comes to your health.
Gum Disease– gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss but if caught in the early stages of gingivitis, it can be treated and reversed allowing you to keep all your teeth. Gum disease is the infection of the gum tissues and bone that keep your teeth in place.
Whiten Your Smile– your daily eating and drinking can leave your teeth discolored, especially if you smoke or drink lots of tea, coffee and/or soda. Routine dental cleanings involve the polishing of your teeth to help reveal those pearly whites that you can be proud of!
Halitosis– nearly all cases of chronic bad breath (halitosis) are caused by a dental problem. If you suffer from halitosis, your dentist will be able to identify the underlying cause and correct it.
Oral Cancer/Heart Health– every hour, someone dies in the United States dies from oral cancer according to The Oral Cancer Foundation. Aside from catching oral cancer in its early stages, routine dental cleanings have been shown to lower the risk of heart disease and stroke because early signs are often detected during routine oral exams.
If you are way overdue for your next dental cleaning, schedule it today with Gables Sedation & Family Dentistry in Miami. Our staff is dedicated to providing the best preventative dentistry care while maintaining a relaxed atmosphere for our patients. We understand that going to the dentist is not fun for anyone, so that is why we offer the latest sedation techniques to make sure that your visit is as relaxing as possible.