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To support overall oral health, you need to ensure that you have regular dental cleanings.
Dental cleanings need to be done at least twice a year to obtain optimal oral health. There is no need to be anxious about coming in for a dental cleaning.
Whether you feel that your teeth are clean or not, you still need to see the dentist for routine cleanings.
The dental hygienist will clean your teeth and do an examination to detect any oral health issues that may be developing, before it turns into something more severe like periodontal disease.
Why Are Dental Cleanings Essential?
Dental cleanings will ensure that you have healthy gums and teeth and that plaque and tartar from the teeth are removed. This will help keep you safe from gum disease and gingivitis.
When you take care of your oral health, it helps improve your overall general health; there is a huge connection between the two.
When you have poor oral health you are likely to suffer from other conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Cleanings will help also remove stains that may have formed on the teeth.
How Often Should You Have Dental Cleanings?
Each patient will have different needs and this will determine how often you will require dental cleanings.
If you are prone to having dental issues, then this will increase the number of times that you need dental cleanings.
For example, patients with gum disease may need to be seen three to four times a year for treatment. If you are at high risk for oral cancer you may also need to come in with more regularity.
If you rarely have dental issues, then the standard recommended cleaning twice a year, should be adequate for you.
What Happens In Between Dental Cleanings?
To stay healthy and have a healthy mouth, you need to practice proper oral hygiene. This involves brushing twice a day, and flossing at least once per day.
This will remove plaque and tartar that may be forming in between the teeth. Flossing is not taken seriously by many, yet it is a vital oral health habit that you must adopt.
Use a soft-bristled brush and ensure that the toothpaste you are using has fluoride. This helps in making the enamel stronger, and for prevention of cavities.
Ensure that you also use mouthwash to keep bacteria away, and it also helps freshen your breath. Observing oral hygiene is vital for your gums and teeth.
Come to our Canatella Dental clinic for dental cleanings to ensure your oral health is in good shape. You can book an appointment by calling us at (504) 269-3486. We look forward to hearing from you.