How Important is a Dental Checkup?

We can never stress enough the importance of proper teeth cleaning and a dental checkup for your oral general health and well-being. While we do realize that everyone lives busy lives these days, it’s still essential that you take good care of your teeth. If you take care of your oral health, you’ll increase your chances of never having to get extensive treatments and dentures.

Here are some of the benefits of having your teeth regularly cleaned and checked by a dental professional:

Prevents Periodontal Disease

Plaque build-up can result in gum (periodontal) disease. Bacteria in plaque can cause irritation and potentially serious inflammation of the gums.  As well, may lead to a multitude of medical related diseases.

Prevents Halitosis

Nobody wants to have bad breath, right? Well, poor oral hygiene, as well as food bits lodged in hard-to-reach areas and gum disease, can all cause halitosis or bad breath. Getting your teeth cleaned and regular visits to your dentist are the best ways to ensure that you won’t have to deal with bad breath.

Lets You Enjoy a Whiter and  Brighter Smile

When you always brush your teeth and floss, you remove stains on your teeth that are caused by food and drinks like tea, coffee, wine, and more. There are also certain medications that can cause discoloration.

Helps You Keep Your Teeth

Who wants to lose their teeth? Poor oral hygiene may ultimately result in advanced gum disease, meaning the supporting bone can also be destroyed as plaque moves further into your teeth’s roots. You can avoid this by regular brushing and flossing, as well as thorough cleanings done by a dental professional.

Aids in Maintaining Good Health

These past years, studies have linked gum disease to other serious health concerns including heart attacks and strokes. While the correlation between them is not that clear yet, regular cleaning of your teeth can possibly lessen your risk of having a stroke and heart disease.

The only way your dentist can detect potential problems with your gums and teeth is when you go for regular dental check-ups. You see, there may be some potential problems that you are not even aware of. In a routine check-up, your dentist will check for cavities, plaque, and tartar build-up. Your gums will also be checked. Additionally, your dentist may also examine your throat, neck, face, and head to see if there are any signs of trouble like swelling or even cancer.

 We do hope that you understand the importance of regular dental check-ups and thorough teeth cleaning. Regardless of your age, a beautiful and healthy smile is always an asset. If you want your teeth and gums taken care of, don’t hesitate to contact Pickering Square Dental!





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