Lots of patients only see their dentist when they are experiencing discomfort or pain in their mouths. Here, our dental team in Ajax share the reasons why it's important to visit your dentist for regular cleanings, even when you aren't experiencing any oral health issues.
First, we want you to know that we recommend seeing your dentist at Pickering Village Dental every six months for a cleaning, even if you are practicing good oral hygiene at home and not feeling any pain. Proper flossing and brushing routines are definitely essential, but your oral health benefits from seeing your dentist regularly for dental cleanings.
Why Schedule Professional Dental Cleanings?
There are lots of reasons why you should schedule regular professional dental cleanings with your dentist, including:
Removing plaque and tartar buildup
It doesn't matter how well you brush your teeth at home you probably have spots on your teeth that are hard to reach, where it's easier for plaque to settle and proliferate. If it isn't cleaned away, plaque can start hardening into a sticky substance called tartar in just 24 hours. Only a trained hygienist at your Ajax dental office can remove tartar after it has formed, and they won't have any troubles getting the plaque you are unable to reach on your own.
Preventing oral health problems
Preventive dentistry is the best tool that dentists have in the fight against oral disease. Visiting your dentist at least every six months for a professional cleaning will help keep gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral health diseases at bay. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy means that you will be at a lower risk of tooth loss later on in life.
Correcting oral health problems early
After prevention, catching oral health problems early is the next best thing for ensuring speedy and effective treatment. In the early stages, gum disease and tooth decay can be reversed if the proper steps are taken. Treatment is not only easier but also a lot more affordable early on. The cost of not visiting the dentist regularly can easily outgrow the cost of dental cleanings.
Dentists are also often the first primary healthcare practitioners to detect signs of oral cancer, which is typically much more responsive to treatment if caught early.
Maintaining a healthy smile
It doesn't take long for plaque and tartar buildup to discolour your teeth. By seeing your dentist for regular cleanings you might be able to get a whiter and brighter smile in addition to a healthier one. Your dentist and hygienist can give you personalized tips for keeping your teeth whiter, and might also recommend getting cosmetic dental treatments.
Schedule a Dental Cleaning at our Ajax Dental Clinic Today
At Pickering Village Dental, the goal of our professional dental cleaning services is to help our clients maintain their optimal oral health. Our hygienists make sure to remove any plaque and tartar buildup they can. If you'd like to find out more about the importance of regular dental visits, or if you'd like to book your appointment, then just contact our dental clinic in Ajax today.