When you book a checkup with one of our dentists here at Envy Smile Dental Spa, we strongly recommend you book a hygiene appointment to have your teeth professionally cleaned at the same time. You might not think it is necessary if you brush and floss every day, but in fact a dental cleaning should be an important part of your preventative dental care routine and will help keep your teeth and gums in great condition. (Learn also how regular checkups at our dental spa can save your teeth and money).
Dental Cleaning Reduces Your Risk of Gum Disease
This is possibly one of the most important functions of a dental cleaning. Even though you may be great about brushing and flossing regularly, it’s easy to miss small sections of your mouth allowing plaque to build up. One of the problems with plaque is that it contains bacteria that will infect and inflame your gums unless regularly removed from your teeth. Unfortunately plaque will also harden into tartar within just a couple of days or so. Tartar is incredibly hard and it is the substance that is scaled or scraped away during your dental cleaning. By removing tartar, our hygiene team can reduce your risk of gum disease.
Why Gum Disease Is So Dangerous
Gum disease is a real problem and many people will develop this condition to some degree or other, even though it is entirely preventable with good oral hygiene. The issue with gum disease is that it can easily lead to tooth loss as this bacterial infection will destroy your gums as well as the structures surrounding your teeth, eventually causing them to loosen. Even worse, gum disease has the potential to affect not only your dental health, but your general health as well. Recent studies have linked gum disease to numerous health conditions that include heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes.
Get Great Advice on Your Dental Routine
In addition to professionally cleaning your teeth, you will find members of our hygiene team really love educating patients on better dental care and they are easy to talk to. We definitely encourage questions about brushing and flossing and our hygienists can provide personalized advice on how to improve your dental routine at home. They can also provide some treatments for periodontal disease that may have been prescribed by our dentists.
Brightening up Your Smile
Last but not least, a dental cleaning is a really nice way to freshen up your smile. Tartar can make teeth appear slightly yellow and discolored and treatment involves gently polishing your teeth so they will appear slightly brighter and whiter than before. (Read also: Get a Beautiful Smile Dental Makeover). Once you leave our dental office, you will have the comfort of knowing you are doing everything possible to look after your teeth. Our dental team will work with you to make sure you gain and maintain the very highest level of dental health.
All of us here at Envy Smile Dental Spa would far rather help you retain your natural teeth for as long as possible and our professional dental cleanings are an easy way to help achieve this. When you come to visit our dentists, we can provide a personalized treatment plan that will detail how frequently we feel you should visit a dentist and a hygienist.