You’d think people would enjoy the feeling of having professionally cleaned teeth, but most people are hesitant to make that trip to the dentist’s office for a dental cleaning. They fear the dentist’s bad news, that there is cavity, or a need for other dental work. Other people just aren’t comfortable with dental instruments in their mouths.
But with a little more understanding of the importance of a regular dental cleaning, people may be less hesitant to make their way to their Apex dental office.
Preserve Overall Health
Yes, cleaning your teeth with precise dental tools can keep decay at bay like just a toothbrush and toothpaste can’t. But cavities aren’t the only reason for a dental cleaning.
Some studies show that oral hygiene is connected to the health of other parts of the body. Even heart attacks and strokes have been connected to oral disease and bad oral hygiene.
Early Detection of Dental Problems
A simple cavity can progress to something much worse if left untreated. Teeth have multiple layers, and if infection gets into the lower layers, it can cause the need for more serious dental work. A root canal is going to be much more uncomfortable than a simple cleaning and polishing of your tooth.
Most cases of tooth loss have to do with disease in the gums. Tragically, gum disease is largely preventable, yet most people consider it less important the pearly whites, so don’t afford it the proper amount of time for cleaning. At our offices, our dentists will let you know the condition of your gums, and clean them. We’ll let you know what you need to do to improve your gum health.
Besides all the health benefits, there might be monetary reasons to get a dental cleaning. Many dental insurance programs cover dental cleanings.