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Why Dental Cleanings Are Essential



Though people care deeply about their oral hygiene and tooth brushing, you might be surprised to hear that so many forego their dental cleanings each year. Dental cleanings are performed by dental hygienists and dentists who are licensed to clean and remove plaque, tartar, and stains that cannot be removed by toothbrushing alone. This means that while brushing your teeth twice daily is a great way to keep up with the health of your teeth at home, a professional dental cleaning twice a year is essential to ensure your teeth are as healthy and intact as possible.


Before you visit Value Dental Care for your teeth cleaning, it is important you understand what exactly a professional cleaning protects you from, and why it is a necessary procedure to do in addition to daily toothbrushing. Here are some of the top benefits of professional dental cleanings:

  • Prevent Cavities. Dental cleanings can remove the build-up of plaque and tartar, which causes tooth decay leading to cavities in your teeth. Getting your teeth professionally cleaned twice a year prevents cavities, or helps find them before they get too bad.

  • Gum Disease. Like cavities, plaque and tartar on the gum line can lead to gum disease. When your dentist checks and removes this buildup, they are helping you to prevent gum disease or will see if you have any symptoms of gum disease.

  • Check for Oral Cancer. Again, dental cleanings allow your dentist to check on the overall health of your mouth and teeth. This means they can see if you have any early signs or symptoms of oral cancer, which can sometimes be hard to detect. Frequent cleanings allow dentists to help you with the best course of treatment for you as soon as possible.

  • Prevent Tooth Loss. If you go too long without seeing a dentist, a buildup of plaque and tartar can eventually lead to your teeth loosening and falling out. You definitely don’t want this happening! When removing this through professional cleaning, you are preventing tooth loss. Remember, plaque and tartar can’t be removed by brushing your teeth, so scheduling those dental cleanings are absolutely essential!

  • Brighten and Whiten Teeth. You may be surprised how much your teeth go through and how many stains or discoloration they may get from drinking coffee or wine. Dental cleanings remove those stains, resulting in a whiter and brighter smile.

  • Freshen Your Breath. No matter how much you brush and floss your teeth, professional dental cleaning is the best line of defense against bad breath.


Value Dental Care has been offering professional, affordable dental care in the Nature Coast area. With 2 different locations, we make sure that all your needs are met, and that everything fits within your budget. With a variety of services from teeth cleaning, cavity fillings, to root canals, we make sure your teeth are in their best shape, so you can have your best and brightest smile. Visit our website to find a location near you!

Sources:

https://www.dentalcare.com/en-us/patient-education/patient-materials/why-are-regular-dental-visits-important

https://www.absolutedental.com/blog/having-your-teeth-cleaned-regularly/

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