Why are Professional Cleanings Needed?
Whether you have perfect teeth, or are in need of some dental work, it is very important that you get professional dental deep cleaning on a regular basis. Hopefully you brush and floss your teeth religiously to make your smile as bright and attractive as possible. You may even use one of the teeth whitening toothpastes with extra cleaning power now widely available to polish your pearly whites. After all that cleaning and scrubbing, why would you need a professional teeth cleaning?
Because, no matter how diligently and vigorously you brush and floss, you will never be able to remove all of the harmful plaque and tartar that have built up on your teeth. To get rid of that build-up, you will need a professional teeth cleaning from a dental hygienist.
Benefits of a Professional Clean and Polish
Professional teeth cleaning, which is sometimes referred to as prophylaxis, is intended to remove any tartar (also known as scale, calcium deposits, or calculus) and plaque (sticky film with bacteria) from your teeth, leaving them smooth, clean and polished. By cleaning and polishing the surfaces of your teeth, the hygienist is removing any rough and sticky areas along your gums, thereby preventing bacteria from attaching, growing there, and causing gum disease.
Why Gum Disease Is Bad
Preventing gum disease is the number one reason to get a professional teeth cleaning. Not only is gum disease (gingivitis and periodontal disease) associated with poor oral health and damaged teeth, it can lead to a host of other health problems as well. The same bacteria that occur in gum disease have been linked to heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, among other illnesses. It is believed that bacterial byproducts in unhealthy gums can enter your bloodstream and trigger the liver to make proteins that cause inflammation, triggering negative effects throughout your system.
Schedule Regular Professional Cleanings
By following Dr. Payne and Dr. Young’s recommendation to get a professional dental cleaning every 6 months, you are reducing your chances of getting gum disease, thereby improving your oral health and your overall health as well. Regular cleanings by a professional will also make it easier for you to maintain good dental hygiene at home between office visits. A trip to the dentist in Orem, UT has never been so comfortable and painless as it is at Canyon Gate Dental!