No one looks forward to getting their teeth cleaned and, unfortunately, many of us just seem to think of it as a nuisance and waste of time. However, regular dental cleanings are probably one of the easiest and cheapest ways to make sure that your teeth live with you throughout your long life.
Most people don’t realize that our oral hygiene affects not only the health of our teeth but also our overall general health. Most of us are aware that bad oral hygiene causes gum disease, but few of us realize its medical consequences such as susceptibility to infection and increased risk of heart disease, to name a few. Maintaining a schedule of dental checkups and cleaning can go a long way in helping to prevent potential dental and medical concerns in the future.
A leading cause of adult tooth loss is gum disease, which also can be treated and reversed if caught early. In addition to flossing and brushing twice a day, regular dental cleanings is a key factor in preventing gum disease. Poor dental hygiene leads to gum disease, which has been linked to heart attacks and strokes, and is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
By visual examine, in comparison with your previous dental checkups, your dental health care professionals will help you in maintaining a regular habit of good oral hygiene. Your dentist and hygienist can detect early signs of problems with your teeth or gum, preventing more serious and costly problems in the future. They can check for signs of infection, disease or oral cancer. Taking the proactive approach to your oral hygiene and health care will make your mouth happier and give you peace of mind.
Posted on behalf of Juban Dental Care
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