Dental cleanings are the arguably the most important aspect of dentistry. The Canadian Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist regularly – usually about twice yearly – for full cleanings, examinations, and consultations for potential treatment.
Prevention is the Key to solving potential problems. Professional dental cleanings help remove built-up plaque and Calculus; agents that are produced by bacteria and are not removable using conventional brushing and flossing. Coming in for your regular cleanings, Dr. Hira and Dr. Son may be able to identify potential problems that patients are not yet able to be seen or felt by the patient. When you maintain regular preventative dental appointments, you can stave off decay and gum disease, as well as identify the beginnings of oral health problems before they become severe.
Other than the obvious reasons of fresh breath, clean teeth and healthy gums; Great oral hygiene can also prevent other health problems. Since the Oral cavity is the pathway to the body, Good oral hygiene can have great effects on the rest of your body. Studies have shown that good oral hygiene can lower the risk of heart disease, boost your mental self-esteem, reduce risk of infection for your body, help regulate blood sugar for diabetics, etc. For more information, you can visit the link below from a great article by WebMD.