Many people visit their dentist only when they experience tooth or gum pain or discomfort. Today, our London dentists explain why scheduling a professional cleaning regularly, even if you feel fine, is critical.
To begin, it is critical to understand that we recommend professional cleanings every six months at Southwest Dental Care, even if you have good home care practices and are not currently experiencing pain. While proper brushing and flossing habits are critical, there are tangible benefits to your dental health from scheduled professional cleanings.
Why Schedule Professional Dental Cleanings?
There are several reasons to book regular professional dental cleanings, including:
Removing plaque and tartar buildup
No matter how diligently you brush at home, there are likely some difficult-to-reach areas on your teeth where plaque can settle and proliferate more easily. Plaque, if left untreated, can harden into a sticky substance called tartar in as little as 24 hours. Only a trained hygienist at your London dentist is capable of removing tartar once it has formed, and they will have no difficulty reaching the plaque that you cannot reach at home.
Preventing oral health problems
Preventive dentistry is normally the most effective weapon in the dentist's arsenal against oral disease. Visiting your dentist for a professional cleaning at least every six months will help keep gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral health diseases at bay. Maintaining healthy teeth and gums reduces your risk of tooth loss later in life.
Correcting oral health problems early
After prevention, the next best thing for ensuring prompt and effective treatment is early detection of oral health problems. Gum disease and tooth decay can be reversed if the proper steps are taken in the early stages. Treatment is not only simpler but also significantly more affordable in the early stages. Costs associated with not visiting the dentist regularly can easily exceed 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 become discoloured quickly as a result of excessive plaque and tartar buildup. By scheduling routine dental cleanings, you may benefit from a brighter and whiter smile in addition to a healthier one. Additionally, your dentist and hygienist will be able to provide you with personalized tips on how to keep your teeth whiter and may recommend cosmetic dental treatments for you.
Schedule a Dental Cleaning at our London Dental Clinic Today
At Southwest Dental Care, 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. 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 our dental clinic in London today.