Importance of Proper Dental Hygiene and Teeth Cleaning
There are numerous benefits that come with a proper oral hygiene routine. Plaque is an unavoidable result of every food and beverage you consume. A good amount of this sticky film of bacteria can easily be removed from the surface of your teeth with a tooth brush, and from in between your teeth with floss. However, it is nearly impossible to remove all of it. Plaque takes 24 hours to turn into tartar, a much harder substance to remove. Tartar acts to secure bacteria onto your teeth, resulting in tooth decay and gum disease. During your biannual visits, tartar is removed from your teeth, eliminating the threat of more serious problems.
Tooth decay and gum disease will require services such as dental fillings and periodontal treatments, but can have much more severe consequences. Untreated tooth decay can entirely destroy a tooth, leading to root canals and even extractions.
Worse still, recent studies have found a conclusive link between gum disease and chronic health conditions such as heart disease, respiratory problems, and complications with pregnancy. Gum disease has also been linked to several forms of cancer, including oral cancer, breast cancer, and lung cancer. If detected early, both decay and gum disease can be treated before they lead to these problems. We can detect these issues through a professional examination by one of our experienced dentists.
Regular Checkups Can Save You Money
This not only helps protect your health, it can protect your finances. Dental problems are easier to treat when they are detected early. You can get an inexpensive filling instead of a more expensive dental crown or even an extraction followed by a dental implant.
In addition, people who maintain healthy gums or get gum disease treated can save thousands of dollars in treating related health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, or pregnancy complications.
Your oral hygiene routine is important for maintaining both a healthy mouth and body. Our Westchester County dentists are devoted to the safety and comfort of all of our patients, and will work closely with you to ensure you mouth remains healthy for years to come.
If you live in or around Westchester County and would like more information on proper oral hygiene and tooth cleaning, please call (914) 526-2144 or email the helpful staff at Advanced Dentistry of Mohegan Lake to schedule an initial consultation today.