Going to the dentist for a regular checkup and dental cleaning is something that most people have already forgotten to do or have taken for granted, and this does not help your oral health. Acknowledging and realizing the importance of achieving a healthy and beautiful smile means that you should also have the complete understanding of why regular checkups and cleanings are vital for your oral health.

To help you get reminded, here are some of the most important things that dental checkups and cleanings can do for you.

  • Dental cleanings can help you stay away from the hassle and pain of cavities and tooth decay. These decay and cavities are primarily caused by the plaque that has formed on your teeth and has hardened into tartar. If these stay longer on your teeth, the bacteria continue to multiply which causes the increase of acid production in your mouth. Acid is harmful for your teeth especially for your tooth enamel because it makes it weaker and prone to decay. This is the reason why it is important for you get your teeth thoroughly cleaned by your dentist, especially when there are tartar deposits already on your teeth.
  • Dental cleanings can help you preserve your permanent teeth longer and avoid tooth loss. Tooth loss is just a result of gum disease. When you suffer from gum diseases, the bacteria spread to the other parts of your teeth especially to the roots and the bone structure supporting your teeth. When your bone structure gets damaged, your tooth loosens and it can either fall out by itself or it will have to be pulled out so as to stop the infection from spreading. The only way for you to avoid this from happening is to prevent gum diseases, which start from the buildup of plaque on your teeth surfaces and along your gum line. By means of dental cleaning, you can ensure that your teeth are thoroughly cleaned and are free from plaque and tartar deposits.
  • Dental cleanings can help brighten and whiten your smile. The stains and discoloration of your teeth can be a result of many factors as well as many foods. If these stains are not removed immediately, they will stick longer to your teeth and it will be more difficult for you to remove them. Sometimes, no matter how much you brush and even if you use whitening toothpastes and whitening mouth rinses, they will never be enough. When this happens, getting a dental cleaning can actually help you remove these stubborn stains so that you can get a whiter smile once again.
  • Dental cleanings can help eliminate bad breath. Bad breath is usually a result of the spread of bacteria inside your mouth, although there are times when it is because of a serious medical disease. More often than not, if bad breath does not come out of some health problems, you can just get it addressed when you stick to good oral hygiene. Keeping your mouth clean by brushing after meals or at least once a day, flossing daily, and getting regular dental cleanings can help you get rid of unwanted bacteria in your mouth that causes the bad smell.
  • Dental cleanings and checkups allow you to have an early detection of possible oral health problems because your dentist can do a comprehensive assessment and checkup of your mouth. If he detects a condition at an early time, it would be a lot easier for you and for your dentist to get it treated before it even progresses to an advanced stage.
  • Dental cleanings are helpful for those people who are approaching old age because as you age, it is normal for your teeth to undergo the normal wear and tear. And when you get regular dental cleanings, you can better protect and preserve your teeth so that they can last a lifetime.
  • Dental cleanings can help you stay away from gum and periodontal problems because your plaque can be thoroughly removed from teeth surfaces as well as your gum line. Getting rid of the plaque deposits mean that bacteria can no longer feed on them.

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Dental Savers at Northeast

(215) 297-6368

10847 Bustleton Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19116


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(215) 792-3055

6412 Frankford Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19135


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(215) 261-7003

483 South Oxford Valley Road

Fairless Hills, PA 19030