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The Importance of a Professional Dental Cleaning

Plenty of people only visit the dentist when they experience dental pain, however, this is not the best practice when it comes to good oral health. Here, our Nepean dentists discuss the importance of a professional dental cleaning and how often you should book one.

Our dentists at Barrhaven South Dentistry recommend booking a professional dental cleaning every 6 months. This is the optimal consistency of dental appointments to maintain oral health and appearance.

Why Schedule Professional Dental Cleanings?

There are a number of reasons to book regular professional dental cleanings, including:

Removing plaque and tartar buildup

No matter how astutely you brush at home, there are likely some hard-to-reach places on your teeth where plaque has an easier time settling and proliferating. If not removed, plaque can begin hardening into a sticky substance known as tartar in just 24 hours. Only a trained hygienist at your Nepean dentist can remove tartar once it has formed, and they'll have no trouble reaching the plaque that you can't reach at home.

Preventing oral health problems

Preventive dentistry is the best tool that dentists have in the fight against oral disease. Visiting your dentist at least every six months for a professional cleaning will help keep gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral health diseases at bay. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy means that you will be at a lower risk of tooth loss later on in life.

Correcting oral health problems early

The most effective form of treating dental diseases is to prevent them in the first place. Consistent dental cleanings also allow your dentist to flag any issues they notice (teeth shifting, gum disease, oral cancer, etc) before they become a larger issue.

In the early stages, gum disease and tooth decay can be reversed if the proper steps are taken. Treatment is not only easier but also a lot more affordable early on. The cost of not visiting the dentist regularly can easily outgrow the cost of dental cleanings.

Dentists are also often the first primary healthcare practitioners to detect signs of oral cancer, which is typically much more responsive to treatment if caught early.

Maintaining a healthy smile

Plaque and tartar build up can lead to tooth discolouration and staining over time.

You could enjoy a brighter and healthier smile with consistent dental cleanings. Your dentist and hygienist will also be able to give you personalized pointers on how to keep your teeth whiter, and they may suggest cosmetic dental treatments for you as well.

Schedule a Dental Cleaning at our Nepean Dental Clinic Today

We offer professional and thorough dental cleanings at Barrhaven South Dentistry.

Our hygienists make sure to remove any plaque and tartar buildup they can, and they will also include an application of Sheer White at-home whitening treatment with your cleaning. If you'd like to find out more about the importance of regular dental visits, or if you'd like to book your appointment, then just contact our dental clinic in Nepean today.

Contact our dental team at Barrhaven South Dentistry to book your next professional dental cleaning.

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