Lots of people only attend dental appointments when they feel discomfort or pain in their gums and teeth. Here, our Timmins dentists discuss the importance of attending professional dental cleanings, even when your mouth is pain-free.
First, you should know that we recommend seeing our dentists at Hollinger Dental Group every six months for a professional cleaning even if you practice good oral hygiene routines at home and don't have any pain in your mouth. It's important to have good flossing and brushing habits, but your dental health gets lots of benefits from seeing your dentists regularly for dental cleanings.
Why Attend Professional Dental Hygiene Cleanings?
Here are just a few of the benefits associated with attending regular dental hygiene cleaning appointments at your dentist's office:
Remove plaque and tartar buildup
It doesn't matter how well you brush and floss your teeth at home, there are probably places on your teeth that are hard-to-reach where it's easier for plaque to settle and proliferate. If plaque isn't removed it will start to harden into tartar which is a sticky substance that can start to develop in just 24 hours. Only a trained hygienist at your Timmins dentist can remove tartar after it has formed, and they won't have any trouble cleaning the plaque you can't reach on your own.
Prevent oral health issues
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.
Treat oral health problems early
After prevention, catching oral health problems early is the next best thing for ensuring speedy and effective treatment. In the early stages, gum disease and tooth decay can be reversed if the proper steps are taken. Treatment is not only easier but also a lot more affordable early on. The cost of not visiting the dentist regularly can easily outgrow 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.
Maintain a healthy smile
If there is too much tartar and plaque buildup your teeth can become discoloured quickly. By seeing your dentist for regular dental cleanings, you might be able to get a smile that isn't just healthier but also whiter and brighter. Your dentist and hygienist can also offer you personalized tips on how you can keep your teeth as white as possible and can suggest the cosmetic dental treatments that are right for you.
Book a Dental Cleaning With our Timmins Dentistry Team
The goal of our professional dental cleaning services at Hollinger Dental Group is to help keep our client's mouths as healthy and clean as possible. Our hygienists make sure to remove any plaque and tartar buildup they can. 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 just contact our dental clinic in Timmins today.