The Importance of a Professional Dental Cleaning

Many people wait until they feel pain or discomfort before visiting the dentist. Today our Vernon dentists explore the reasons why regularly scheduled dental cleanings and examinations play a key role in preserving good oral health.

Why Schedule Professional Dental Cleanings?

First things first, it is important to understand that we recommend coming in every 6 months to Cornerstone Dental with Dr. Clark for a professional cleaning even if you have good home care practices and are not currently experiencing any pain. Good brushing and flossing habits are certainly important, but there are tangible benefits to your dental health from regular visits for a professional cleaning.

There are a number of reasons to book regular professional dental cleanings, including:

Removing Plaque & Tartar Buildup

No matter how astutely you brush at home, there are likely some hard-to-reach places on your teeth where plaque has an easier time settling and proliferating. If not removed, plaque can begin hardening into a sticky substance known as tartar in just 24 hours. Only a trained hygienist at your dentist's office can remove tartar once it has formed, and they'll have no trouble reaching the plaque that you can't reach at home.

Preventing Oral Health Problems

We firmly believe that preventive dental care is the best tool that dentists have in the fight against oral disease. Visiting your dentist at least every six months for a professional cleaning will help keep gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral health diseases at bay. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy means that you will be at a lower risk of tooth loss later on in life.

Correcting Oral Health Problems Early

After prevention, detecting the earliest signs of oral health problems is the next best thing for ensuring speedy and effective treatment. In the early stages, gum disease and tooth decay can be reversed if the proper steps are taken. Treatment is not only easier but is typically more affordable when started before the condition becomes severe. The cost of not visiting your dentist regularly can easily outgrow the cost of twice-yearly 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 quickly become discoloured from too much plaque and tartar buildup. By going for regular dental cleaning, you might get to enjoy a brighter and whiter smile on top of a healthier one. Your dentist and hygienist will also be able to give you personalized pointers on how to keep your teeth whiter, and they may suggest cosmetic dental treatments for you as well.

Schedule a Dental Cleaning at our Vernon Dental Clinic Today

At Cornerstone Dental with Dr. Clark, 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 that has built up since your last professional cleaning. 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 Vernon today.

Is it time to book your next professional dental cleaning? Contact our Vernon dentists today to book an appointment. 

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