Many people visit their dentist only if they feel discomfort or pain in their teeth or gums. Here, our Etobicoke dentists explain why regular appointments for professional cleanings are critical, even when you're feeling good.
First, we should mention that it's important to follow your dentist's recommendations regarding professional cleanings. He or she will most likely tell you to come in to Park Lawn Dental every 6 months for a checkup and cleaning, even if you practice good at-home oral hygiene and are not currently suffering from any pain.
While good brushing and flossing habits are important, you can help protect your dental health by attending a regular visit for a professional cleaning.
Why Book Professional Dental Cleanings?
There are several reasons to schedule regular professional dental cleanings, including:
Removing plaque and tartar buildup
No matter how well you brush at home, plaque is likely finding its way into a few hard-to-reach places on your teeth, then settling and spreading. If not removed, plaque starts to harden into tartar, a sticky substance that attacks teeth, in just 24 hours. Only a trained hygienist at your dentist in Etobicoke can remove tartar once it's formed. They'll have no trouble reaching the plaque that you can't reach at home.
Preventing oral health problems
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.
Correcting 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.
Maintaining a healthy smile
Teeth can quickly become discoloured from too much plaque and tartar buildup. By going for regular dental cleaning, you might get to enjoy a brighter and whiter smile on top of a healthier one. Your dentist and hygienist will also be able to give you personalized pointers on how to keep your teeth whiter, and they may suggest cosmetic dental treatments for you as well.
Schedule a Dental Cleaning at our Etobicoke Dental Clinic Today
At Park Lawn Dental, our professional dental cleaning services aim to help keep our clients' oral health at its best. Our hygienists make sure to remove any plaque and tartar buildup they can, and they will also include an application of Sheer White at-home whitening treatment with your cleaning. 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 Etobicoke today.