Routine Full Mouth Cleaning

Why is routine check-up and cleaning so important?

Good oral hygiene is important for the general health of the whole body. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and more. Regular check-up and cleaning can prevent these problems as well as provide you with good oral hygiene.

1. To Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease is an infection in the gum tissues and bone that support your teeth. If diagnosed early, it can be treated and reversed. If left untreated, the gum condition will worsen and you may ultimately lose your teeth.

 

2. To Detect Dental Problems Early

Your dentist will be able to detect any early signs of problems with your teeth or gums. Early detection of cavities, broken fillings and gum disease are easily treatable. If these problems go untreated, root canals, gum surgery and removal of teeth could become the only treatment options available. 

 

3. To Keep Your Teeth

Since gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults, regular dental check-up and cleaning; good home care with brushing and flossing are vital to keeping as many teeth as you can. Keeping your teeth means better chewing function and ultimately, better health.

 

4. To Prevent Oral Cancer

When you have your routine check-up and cleaning, your dentist is also screening you for oral cancer, which is highly curable if diagnosed early. 

 

5. To Prevent Bad Breath

Good oral hygiene is essential in preventing bad breath. Regular check-up and cleaning is the best way to make sure that you are maintaining good oral hygiene.

6. To Help Maintain Good Physical Health

Recent studies have linked heart attacks and strokes to gum disease, resulting from poor oral hygiene. A dental cleaning every 3 to 6 months helps to keep your teeth and gums healthy and could possibly reduce your risk of heart disease and strokes. 

 

7. To Have a Bright and White Smile 

During your cleaning, your dentist will remove most tobacco, coffee and tea stains; and also polish your teeth to a beautiful shine. The result? A whiter and brighter smile!