Have you had your preventive dental cleaning this year? Your Coffs dentist and our Arthur Street Dental team like to see patients every six months for routine checkups so we can keep a watchful eye on your oral health and wellness. During these checkups, we perform a comprehensive exam and professional dental cleaning to prevent and treat dental decay, gum disease, and more. Professional teeth cleanings are not just for refreshing your smile; they also significantly impact your oral health.
Here are five benefits of dental cleanings.
#1 Prevents Illnesses
Insufficient oral hygiene can lead to many severe illnesses like bone loss, heart disease, and more. Brushing and flossing are essential, but professional teeth cleanings are too. During a cleaning, your dental hygienist in Coffs Harbour removes plaque and tartar from tooth surfaces and the gumline.
#2 Keeps Your Mouth Disease-Free
Your dental hygienist can clean areas of your mouth you can’t reach while brushing and flossing at home. Reducing plaque, tartar, and harmful oral bacteria prevents gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss. Also, heart disease has been linked to gum disease, so routine dental cleans reduce your risk of developing these.
#3 Early Diagnosis and Treatment
Routine checkups and cleans allow your dentist to monitor your oral health and wellness. During a professional clean, we can detect early signs of issues, like tooth decay, gum disease, broken fillings and tooth fractures. Diagnosing and treating problems before they get worse can also save patients money on more complex treatments in the future.
#4 Helps Reduce Tooth Stains
Our team uses special instruments and technology to remove plaque buildup that contributes to staining. Ultimately professional dental cleans can make your smile look brighter and more refreshed.
#5 Promotes Fresh Breath
Routine teeth cleans by a professional can reduce bacteria contributing to bad breath. With a dental clean, your teeth, gums and your entire mouth will feel squeaky clean and freshen your breath.
Dental Cleans in Coffs Harbour
Has it been a while since your last dental checkup? Whether it’s been several months or years, our friendly team is here to help you attain your healthiest smile. Dr Ward and our Arthur Street Dental Team invite you to arrange a dental checkup with us.