Routine teeth cleanings and checkups are an essential part of your dental hygiene. Not only do they help to keep your smile shining and bright, but they also help to prevent the development of dental health problems down the road.
Here are just a few of the benefits of regular teeth cleanings:
- They remove plaque and tartar buildup
- They help to prevent gum disease
- They can detect early signs of dental problems, such as tooth decay (or more serious problems)
But, because teeth cleanings are a preventative procedure, they can take a backseat in our list of priorities.
That’s why you’ll typically get that six-month visit reminder from us at Bow Island Dental – because we want to make sure you’re doing all you can to protect your dental health now and into the future!
So, in order to keep your smile healthy and avoid costly dental fixes (such as fillings or root canals), be sure to make routine teeth cleanings and checkups a priority with your dentist.
Tips to keep your teeth clean and healthy in-between visits
In addition to professional teeth cleanings, there are a few things you can do at home to keep your teeth clean and healthy, such as:
- Brushing twice each day (morning and evening) for two minutes with fluoridated toothpaste
- Flossing daily
- Eating a healthy, balanced diet and avoiding sugary snacks
- Quitting smoking
By following these simple tips, you can maintain a healthier, more beautiful smile for years to come! These good habits will also make your routine dental cleanings and check-ups much more fruitful – because your teeth and gums are already in a cleaner, healthier state.
If you have any questions or concerns about your oral health, be sure to talk to your dentist at your next appointment. We will be happy to answer any of your questions and help you get on the path to your healthiest, happiest smile!