Regular cleanings from the dental hygienist at Allen Park Dental Care have many benefits, not the least of which is keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Our cleanings and general dentistry are the best ways to ensure a healthy, happy mouth for a lifetime.
The experts say you should have your teeth cleaned and examined at least once a year. Every six months is better. Here are just a few of the benefits.
1. Protect Your Gums
It’s not only extreme cavities that can damage a tooth until it is beyond saving. Gum disease that leads to bone loss is just as detrimental. Gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque that creates pockets of infection between the gums and tooth roots. This leads to gum recession and eventual bone loss. A professional cleaning gets rid of the plaque.
2. Prevent Cavities
Even if you brush and floss your teeth morning and night, plaque can collect. We have many patients who are faithful brushers but are surprised when our hygienist finds plaque on their teeth.
3. Check for Oral Cancer
The Oral Cancer Foundation relates this grave news: oral cancer claims one life approximately every hour—that’s 48,250 deaths a year.
4. Oral Health and Overall Health Go Hand in Hand
Your mouth is not a separate entity from the rest of the body, but many individuals treat it that way. Did you know that there is compelling evidence to suggest that the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes increases with poor oral health?
Coming to Allen Park Dental Care for a cleaning and checkup twice a year may not be the appointment that everyone looks forward to. But the benefits clearly outweigh any short-term discomfort. In addition to general dentistry, we provide cosmetic dentistry services, including teeth whitening. Schedule an appointment today.
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