When it comes to brushing your teeth, you might do an exceptional job or you might be quite lazy. However, whether or not you brush your teeth properly, it is still important to go to the dentist for a professional tooth cleaning. People with good brushing habits are far less likely to get cavities and suffer from periodontal disease, but if you make sure to go to the dentist regularly you can reduce the chances significantly. There are benefits besides simply keeping your teeth feeling fresh–your well-being can be enhanced from a professional tooth cleaning.
Reducing the risk of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that is usually caused by plaque and harmful sticky, clear substances, which are filled with bacteria. These adhere and build up on your teeth, wearing down the enamel. As time goes by and they are not removed, they harden and become tartar. By this time, they are difficult to remove simply by brushing your teeth. Rather, you might need a deep cleaning from a professional. However, it is crucial to remove them as the bacteria produces toxins, which will irritate your gums. This will lead to inflammation and even gingivitis. If this continues, the tissues in your gums will be destroyed and you might advance to more serious stages of gum disease.
Preventing bad breath. Another practical but very important reason for getting a professional tooth cleaning is to prevent bad breath. While you might use mouthwash and brush your own teeth, some things are missed in a regular cleaning and can build up, causing persistent bad breath that won;t go away. You might also have bad breath because of early signs of periodontal disease, which are difficult to remove without professional help.
Maintaining overall health. Most people do not appreciate the fact that cleaning their teeth can benefit overall health and wellness. There are, in fact, mounting pieces of evidence that connect the oral health of a person to his or her overall health condition. In some recent research, heart attacks and even strokes have been linked to gum diseases. Those who experienced heart attacks and strokes were more likely to have poor oral hygiene habits. This is why it is recommended that you keep your teeth cleaned by a dentist at least twice a year.
If you want a professional tooth cleaning or wonder what you can do to improve your oral health, call us today. The team at A Beautiful Smile wants to make your smile the best it can be.