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Dental cleanings are good for your smile and your overall health
Have you been keeping up with your routine dental checkups and cleanings? Many people do not realize the importance of dental cleanings for their oral health. To maintain your optimal oral health, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends regular dental visits, at intervals determined by your dentist. At Lake Oak Dental, we look forward to caring for your dental needs and strive to keep your smile clean and bright for a lifetime.
Why Do I Need Dental Cleanings?
Dental cleanings are essential for maintaining your oral health and reducing your risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss. Professional cleanings halt the buildup of plaque and tartar, which are the primary causes of gum disease (periodontal disease). Your mouth develops gum disease when your body's immune system responds to tartar buildup, resulting in inflamed and bleeding gums.
Gingivitis is the early stage and mildest form of periodontal disease. You can reverse it with dental cleanings and treatments, along with proper oral health care practices. If your periodontal disease continues to progress, it may result in damage to the bones and tissues in your mouth, and may ultimately cause tooth loss. Professional cleanings have been shown to reduce the chances of developing gingivitis or periodontal disease, which in turn contributes to your overall health and wellness.
Your immune system is not designed to fight off infections for an extended period. Any chronic activation of your immune system can wear it out and make it less effective in keeping illnesses at bay, resulting in diseases developing in your body. When you prevent gum disease from progressing, you reduce your risks of strokes, heart disease, diabetes, and more.
Preventative Dental Cleanings
Preventative cleaning is the regular cleaning done in a healthy mouth to prevent potential cavities, gum disease or bone loss from developing. It involves removing the plaque and tartar above your gum line. A preventative cleaning provides the best prevention if done every six months.
During cleaning, our dental hygienist will use a scaler to get rid of the plaque or tartar buildup around your gum line and between your teeth. We will then use a gritty polisher to rub off any tartar left behind, leaving your teeth bright and clean. The last step of your cleaning is professional flossing. Our hygienist will floss your teeth to ensure that no plaque remains between your teeth. You may experience some sensitivity during the procedure. It’s important to keep in mind that regular cleanings on a healthy mouth will help you avoid more involved treatments later on in life.
Plan your visit today!
Contact Lake Oak Dental to schedule your routine checkup and dental cleaning. Caring well for your teeth today will mean you have less dental problems to worry about in the future. We are here to help you enjoy optimal oral health for years to come!