Why Dental Health Matters
The importance of regular dental cleanings and exams cannot be overstated and like your yearly physical, supports your overall health. Dental cleanings and dental exams are typically performed twice a year unless a patient has periodontal disease in which case cleanings should be performed every 3-4 months.
In addition to removing plaque, debris and tartar above the gum line, dental cleanings disrupt bacteria that can lead to periodontal disease. Leaving plaque, tartar or other debris on the tooth leads to tooth decay. Caring for your teeth at home is a vital part of the partnership with your dental hygienist. Your hygienist is able to perfect what you do at home by removing the additional plaque and debris, as well as tartar or calculus from your teeth.
Working alongside you, the professionals at Dentistry at Rea Village will help you avoid periodontal disease!
During your regular scheduled dental cleaning the doctor also performs an oral examination. The dentist is checking for dental decay, the health of your gums & screening for oral cancer. Early detection is key in the prevention of more serious dental issues. A small cavity detected and treated early helps to save the integrity of tooth, time in the dental chair and unforeseen expenses.
If you are pregnant, diabetic or have a history of periodontal disease in your family make sure to stay on schedule for your dental cleanings. Top dental health is of extreme importance when pregnant or diabetic as bacteria from your mouth can affect your overall health. Talk with your dental hygienist about extra importance of dental health and ask for tips to avoid dental pitfalls.
While tooth loss is not the best news for many patients we are happy to provide dental services to restore smiles and confidence. Schedule your dental exam with Dentistry at Rea Village today.