Why Getting Your Teeth Cleaned is So Important

Getting your teeth professionally cleaned is one of the most important things that you can do for your dental health. Below, we will be discussing some of the reasons getting your teeth professionally cleaned is so important for your dental health.

Reasons Getting Your Teeth Cleaned Is Important:

1. Tartar and Cavities.

When it comes to brushing your teeth, nothing is going to be able to effectively remove tartar build up. Unfortunately, even those that exhibit exceptional oral hygiene and cleaning themselves miss various spots throughout the mouth. When plaque builds up and hardens, it becomes extremely difficult to remove. Having regular dental cleanings is the only way to get rid of the tartar buildup which can cause havoc on your teeth and gums if left untreated. Essentially, tartar buildup acts much like termites with wood. The tartar can eat through and erode your teeth. Because of this, it is essential to get rid of it consistently. Once the damage is done to your tooth, there is no reversing it.

2. Gum Disease.

Another reason why it is so important to get regular checkups and cleanings is to prevent gum disease. Without getting your teeth professionally cleaned, you are likely going to be subjecting your teeth and gums to significant plaque and tartar buildup which is not only going to harm your teeth but your gums just as bad. Having a tartar and plaque problem can make your gums more susceptible to infection. Once you have an infection which starts as gingivitis, it progresses even further and becomes a full-blown periodontal disease. This disease causes the breakdown of both your gum tissue and the bone that effectively holds your teeth in place. This is one of the main causes of tooth loss for many people.

3. Figure Out If You Are Brushing and Flossing Right.

Believe it or not, but a lot of people have no idea that they are brushing and/or flossing incorrectly and ineffectively. By going in for a professional dental cleaning and checkup, the hygienist will be able to tell you where you are not doing a good job brushing and/or flossing and they will be able to pinpoint trouble and/or problematic areas that you might want to give special attention to. This can allow you to avoid all kinds of problems in the future with your teeth because you will know exactly where you need extra effort.

As you can see, it is essential to get regular dental cleanings every 6 months. By doing so, you should be able to keep your oral health in check.