Many people only see their dentist when they feel pain or discomfort in their teeth or gums. Here, our dentists at Toothworks College Park Dental explain why it's key to come in for regular appointments and professional cleanings, even when you feel good.
The first thing to know is that we recommend coming in every 6 months to Toothworks for professional cleaning, even if you are not experiencing any pain and diligently practicing oral hygiene at home. Good brushing and flossing habits are very important, but regular visits for a professional cleaning yield tangible benefits for your mental health.
Why Schedule Professional Dental Cleanings?
Booking regular professional dental cleanings is a good idea for many reasons, including:
Removing plaque and tartar buildup
Even if you brush your teeth diligently at home, there are likely some hard-to-reach areas on your teeth where plaque can easily settle and multiply. Plaque, if not removed, can harden into a sticky substance known as tartar within 24 hours. Once tartar has formed, only your Ontario dentist or a trained hygienist will be able to remove it. They'll have no trouble getting to the plaque that you can't get to at home.
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, detecting oral health problems early is the best way to ensure prompt and effective treatment. Gum disease and tooth decay can be reversed in the early stages if the proper steps are taken. Early on, treatment is not only simpler but also significantly less expensive. The cost of not going to the dentist regularly can easily outweigh 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
Teeth can quickly become discoloured from too much plaque and tartar buildup. By going for regular dental cleaning, you might get to enjoy a brighter and whiter smile on top of a healthier one. Your dentist and hygienist will also be able to give you personalized pointers on how to keep your teeth whiter, and they may suggest cosmetic dental treatments for you as well.
Schedule a Dental Cleaning at Toothworks College Park Dental
At Toothworks, our professional dental cleaning services aim to help keep our clients' oral health at its best. Our hygienists make sure to remove any plaque and tartar buildup they can, and they will also include an application of Sheer White at-home whitening treatment with your cleaning. 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 Toothworks College Park Dental.