The Benefits of professionally cleaned teeth
Your dentist would have always mentioned that you need to see a dental hygienist regularly but Have you ever wondered what is the benefit of seeing them for teeth cleanings.
Here are some interesting benefits:
1. Freshen your breath
Good oral hygiene is the best way to prevent persistent bad breath. You may be brushing or flossing each day but it still does not help to clean the layer of bacteria called as ‘plaque’ that forms under your gums. Your brush or floss, unfortunately, cannot reach these deep areas. And these are the areas where the bacteria slowly burrow and form bacterial colonies that leads to gum swelling and bad breath. So see your dental hygienist in order to get rid of all the ‘bacterial junk’ and help you freshen that breath.
2. Prevents gum disease
Gum disease is a ‘silent’ disease. You will not have pain but will have bleeding gums. However, in the initial stages of this disease, you may not notice significant bleeding that would make you concerned. If you are a smoker, you may not even have bleeding gums. The gum disease is caused by the colonies of bacteria that colonize in a whitish film that builds up on your teeth” plaque”. Seeing your dental hygienist regularly reduces your chances of getting gum disease.
Furthermore, there are many risk factors like smoking, diabetes, hormonal changes, or even genetic predisposition that would cause an exaggerated response of the body to plaque and increase your chances of getting gum disease. Getting deep cleanings done also helps you in preventing gum disease even if you have any of these pre-disposing risk factors.
3. Prevent Decay\Cavities
Cavities or decay in the teeth is also caused by the same culprit “plaque”. Long-standing plaque on your teeth can cause cavities in between the teeth by eating away the tooth enamel. This plaque can be removed with regular brushing, flossing, and regular cleanings by the dental hygienist.
4. Brighten your smile
Drinking coffee, tea, wine, or enjoying foods like curries or smoking can stain your teeth. A dental cleaning can remove built-up stains and leave you with freshly polished teeth.
5. Help you stay healthy
Lots of recent studies have shown a link between oral and overall general health. Regular dental cleanings may help lower your risk for some diseases, like heart disease, chronic chest infections, and stroke.
So if you haven’t seen a hygienist or are due for your regular visit give us a call today or book your dental cleaning visit with our hygienist here.