Routine dental check-ups and teeth cleanings are essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. If your teeth are healthy and you aren’t experiencing any significant dental or health conditions, you should visit your dentist for a cleaning at least twice each year or every six months. In fact, most dental insurance plans cover at least two teeth cleanings each year. And there’s a good reason for this recommendation.
Avoid Tartar Build-up
Over time, bacteria will cause plaque to form on your teeth. When you aren’t able to remove plaque while brushing and flossing, that plaque will harden and turn to tartar. Tartar is calcified plaque (also known as calculus) that attaches to your teeth’s enamel and sometimes below the gum line.
Plaque and tartar buildup can cause significant harm to your dental and overall health when left unchecked. Even if you brush and floss twice a day, tartar buildup can calcify on your teeth and make it difficult to remove with just a toothbrush and toothpaste. Once tartar build-up has reached this stage, it will need professional tools to correct.
Improve Your Health with Teeth Cleanings
A thorough teeth cleaning can help to keep cavities at bay and reduce your risk for gum disease. When you visit your dentist as recommended, your dentist may be able to detect early warning signs of more serious dental conditions that could worsen over time. Cleaning examinations make it easier for your dentist to spot cavities, periodontal disease, and signs of other dental-related health conditions. For example, gum disease can have a high correlation to cardiovascular disease, but an early detection may reduce the risk of developing a heart attack or stroke.
Teeth cleanings have far-reaching benefits. When you keep up with an effective dental hygiene regimen, you’re also taking a proactive measure to maintain your overall health and wellness.
If it has been more than six months since you last had your teeth cleaned, now is the time to move it to the top of your to-do list. Schedule an appointment at Aesthetic Dental Clinique in Detroit or Southfield to upgrade your dental health and total wellness. Visit us at one of the following locations:
Southfield Office: 21500 W Eleven Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48076 | Phone: (248) 358-4000
Detroit Office: 17701 W McNichols Road, Detroit, MI 48235 | Phone: (313) 533-6500