A regular dental cleaning significantly improves your oral and overall health. Not only will a professional cleaning keep your smile beautiful, it also decreases your chances of developing gum disease, cavities, and even heart problems. Of course, brushing and flossing your teeth at home is crucial, but at a dental checkup, a hygienist will give your teeth a more thorough cleaning. The dentist will also be able to identify potential dental issues and stop their progression.
If it’s been a while since your last dental office visit, contact Chisholm Trail Smile Center at 580-255-4880 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Matthew L. Bridges.
Here are the top benefits of a dental cleaning:
1. A Brighter Smile
Extrinsic stains on your teeth are caused by coffee, tea, red wine, tomatoes, berries, and many other food and beverages. Because these stains are just on the enamel, they can be removed when they are gently scrubbed with a high-quality toothpaste and dental tools such as the ones we use during a dental cleaning.
A dental cleaning won’t produce the same results as a professional teeth whitening, but you may notice a significant difference in the brightness of your teeth.
2. A Thorough Cleaning
A dental hygienist can clean and floss your teeth more thoroughly. The hygienist can reach your back teeth more easily and completely floss in-between your teeth and down to your gums. These places are where disease-causing bacteria often lurk and cause cavities, periodontal disease, and tooth loss
3. Prevention of Overall Health Problems
When you skip dental cleanings, you are more prone to cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems. These problems can lead to heart attacks, strokes, infertility, pregnancy complications, and diabetes.
4. Freshen Breath
Poor dental hygiene, oral infections, and gum disease are common causes of bad breath. A dental cleaning is a great way to rid your mouth of the bacteria that causes bad breath.
5. Save Money
Your dental cleaning helps prevent dental issues that are much more expensive to treat. For this reason, regular dentist office visits will actually save you money in the long run. Additionally, most insurances completely cover your dental cleaning and oral exam so you won’t have to pay a penny. However, if you don’t have dental insurance, the visit is still affordable, especially when compared to most other dental procedures.
At Chisholm Trail Smile Center, we also accept CareCredit® and offer in-office, affordable payment plans to break up the cost of your visit.
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When you attend your regular dental cleaning, you don’t just walk out with a shinier smile, you walk out with a healthier mouth and body. Additionally, if any other dental or periodontal issues are detected, we can create a personalized treatment plan to restore your oral health and prevent major problems in the future.
Dr. Bridges and our team of caring dental hygienists are passionate about providing excellent dental care to patients of all ages. Maintaining the health of our patients is what motivates us to do our jobs to the best of our ability every day.