Why Your Teeth Should Be Professionally Cleaned
Taking good care of your teeth is something you do as a matter of course. Brushing three times a day, flossing after each meal, and staying away from sticky sweets is just a regular part of your daily routine. You look in the mirror and your smile is bright and beautiful and so you may wonder if maybe it might be fine to just go ahead and skip your next cleaning. Here are the reasons why it’s a good idea not to.
Keep Your Teeth Healthy
Plaque is the biggest reason! Plaque is a film that builds up on your teeth and causes decay and can be removed by brushing and flossing. Over time however, plaque can turn into a hardened substance called tartar which can only be removed through a dental cleaning – as only the steel scrapers of a dentist can get it loose. Plaque and tartar will lead to gum disease which can lead to tooth loss among many other issues. Having regularly cleanings will prevent tartar and plaque from building up.
Polished to a Gleam
Teeth can become stained just through daily contact with coffee, tea, or other staining beverages. Food can stain teeth as can tobacco. Dental cleanings will remove those stains and polish teeth to a shine that will give you a brighter and more beautiful smile.
Saves Money and Pain
Much like most forms of preventative maintenance the short term effort of having a dental cleaning done is offset by not having to endure the effects of failing to get it done. Dental surgery can be costly and painful and, barring injury, can be prevented by regular cleanings. It’s just better to get professionally cleaned rather than wait for large problems to develop.
Your at-home dental care regimen is important but to maximize your health of your teeth and gum they should be cleaned by a professional regularly. In addition to the cleaning the dentist will also be able to check for any additional problems that may have occurred since the last time you were in the office. If you’re looking for a professional cleaning contact us at Pickering Square Dental today.
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