Top 5 Reasons to Prioritize a Regular Dental Cleaning

 In Dental Tips and Advice

A beautiful, beaming smile is such a wonderful and valuable form of communication. Julia Roberts certainly thinks so. She has her smile insured for an eye-watering $30 million.

Are you on the fence about scheduling your regular dental visit? Do want to keep your smile looking bright and engaging? Here are the top 5 reasons why you should prioritize regular dental cleanings.

1. Fresh Breath

Keeping your teeth clean is a great way to prevent unpleasant bad breath. Brushing and flossing regularly are important. They should be part of your daily habit.

There’s nothing quite like the cleaning you get from one of our gentle dental hygienists at the dentist’s office, though. Your dental hygienist is able to clean in those hard to get at areas. Their special instruments and professional skills mean they can clean plaque and tartar, improving your breath even more than you can with good dental hygiene.

2. Prevent Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

Tartar is difficult to remove yourself and can lead to cavities. If not attended to, cavities can lead to pain and tooth loss. Gum disease starts when plaque builds up and can also lead to tooth loss.

Damage to teeth and gums can lead to damage to the bone in your jaw. If this happens, the jaw will not be able to support your teeth and they can fall out. Regular dental check-ups and cleaning can prevent this.

3. Use Dental Insurance

Check your dental insurance plan. Your insurance plan will likely cover multiple cleaning appointments annually. If you don’t schedule your dental cleaning, you’ve wasted a key benefit from your insurance plan.

Failing to use your dental insurance to get preventative treatment such as cleaning could mean you need more expensive treatment later. You may have to pay for these more expensive treatments or contribute to the cost.

4. Nip Problems in the Bud

While your dentist is cleaning your teeth, they will be able to spot other activity in your mouth as well. This is a great opportunity to spot any potential problems before they get too bad. Catching tooth decay early means less tooth damage, and treatment can be less invasive.

Your dentist can also advise you on any tooth care issues you have. You may not be cleaning your teeth properly, for example. Your dentist can show you how best to keep your teeth and mouth healthy.

5. Set a Good Example

If you have children, you want them to have good dental health habits. They may not need treatment themselves but seeing you have regular treatment helps them understand how important it is. Some children can develop worries about visiting the dentist, but seeing your behavior can instill them with more confidence.

Seeing an example of brushing and regular dentist visits sets kids up for anxiety-free lifelong dental health. They can see that visiting the dentist is a normal part of a healthy life. They also get a chance to get to know the dentist and see that there’s nothing to be worried about.

Make a Dental Cleaning Appointment

Taking care of your oral health is sensible and straightforward. Clean your teeth regularly and visit your dentist for cleaning and check-ups. Your smile may not be insured for $30 million but you’ll be glad you looked after it.

To make a dental appointment or talk about your dental health, contact us.

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