Professional Teeth Cleaning – Why Is It Necessary?

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In-spite of your routine brushing, flossing and rinsing of your mouth twice a day, are you not confident of your smile? Experiencing bad breath? Then it’s time you visit your dentist for a professional dental cleaning.

Regular cleaning of your teeth professionally, not only gives you a sparkling bright healthy smile, but also serves a lot of other benefits too.

  1. Removes accumulated tartar and plaque on teeth surfaces.

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Although regular brushing keeps the oral hygiene on a good check, the formation of calcified yellow or green deposits of tartar on teeth surfaces is inevitable. Such hardened deposits can be removed only by a professional dental cleaning, using appropriate instrumentation.

  1. A complete dental check-up

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Since professional dental cleaning involves working on individual tooth surfaces, it aids in a complete dental check-up for the patient. The invisible surfaces of your teeth can be checked for early interventions where necessary. Cleaning in between your metal braces or implants also becomes possible with such procedures. Undetected early dental caries in the back teeth (premolars and molars), can be checked for and treated where necessary.

  1. Simplest procedure with no pain

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Professional teeth cleaning does not cause pain. However some patients may experience mild to moderate sensitivity on their teeth during the procedure. You can relax and sit back for the entire procedure, as it doesn’t require any numbing of the teeth nerves.

  1. Sparkling teeth and a bright confident smile

white teeth before after

On completion of a professional dental cleaning, you get sparkling teeth, fresh breath, healthy gums and a confident smile.

  1. Restores healthy gums, prevents teeth mobility.

inflammed gums

Prolonged accumulation of tartar on the teeth surfaces, weakens the gums and causes inflammation. This results in swollen and bleeding gums causing a condition called gingivitis. Leaving this unattended for a long time, causes mobility of teeth and finally losing them. Professional dental cleaning done once or twice in a year, ensures healthy gums and stable teeth.

  1. Early detection of oral cancer and other systemic issues.

Age factors, habits such as smoking and consuming alcohol are few contributing risk factors for oral cancers. Regular visits for a dental cleaning once in every 6 months or a year, helps detect cancers at an early stage.

Recent studies have linked heart attacks and stroke to gum diseases. Although no direct relationships are proven, a regular dental cleaning once in six months could possibly reduce the risk of a heart disease or a stroke.

  1. Insurance takes care of it

Many dental plans cover regular professional dental cleanings. Even if it is not covered, it is worth spending money to maintain a good oral hygiene. Prevention is always better than cure.

  1. Saves big money

A regular visit, helps get the right advice from the professionals on the choice of dental accessories. It saves big money, enabling early fillings, preventing a root canal treatment or implants due to poor gum health and loss of teeth.

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