The link between your general health and your dental health is by now well-established, which is why, at The Carrollton Dentist, we want to see our patients in for cleanings and checkups twice a year.
There is a lot of value just in your teeth cleaning. Here are five realy good reasons to have it done regularly:
1. Protect Your Gums
It’s not only cavities that can damage teeth. Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. It’s caused by a buildup of plaque that creates pockets of infection between the gums and tooth roots.
2. Prevent Cavities
Plaque causes cavities. Even if you brush and floss your teeth morning and night, it can build up, and calcify into tartar. Tartar can only be removed by a hygienist.
3. Check for Oral Cancer
The Oral Cancer Foundation relates this sobering news: oral cancer claims one life approximately every hour—that’s 48,250 deaths a year.
4. Oral Health and Overall Health Go Hand in Hand
Your mouth is not a separate entity from the rest of the body, but many people treat it that way. Some get regular preventative services for physical conditions but miss their teeth.
5. It May Be Free
Many dental insurance plans cover biannual dental cleanings. Even if you don’t have dental insurance, cleanings are one of the most affordable ways to keep ideal oral health.
At The Carrollton Dentist, we want all of our patients to enjoy excellent health. Our services include general and family dentistry, and restorative dentistry. Call to schedule your next cleaning and checkup today!
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