Many people only visit their dentist when they feel pain or discomfort in their teeth and gums. Today our Ottawa dentists explain why regular appointment for a professional cleaning is important even when you feel alright.
First and foremost, it is critical to understand that we recommend visiting Rideau Dental Centre for a professional cleaning every 6 months, even if you have good home care practices and are not currently experiencing pain. While brushing and flossing are important, there are tangible benefits to your dental health from regular professional cleanings.
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 diligently you brush at home, there are likely some hard-to-reach areas on your teeth where plaque can settle and multiply. Plaque, if not removed, can harden into tartar, a sticky substance, in as little as 24 hours. Only a trained hygienist at your Ottawa dentist will be able to remove tartar once it has formed, and they will have no trouble reaching the plaque that you can't reach at home.
Preventing oral health problems
Preventive dentistry is the most effective tool available to dentists in the fight against oral disease. Visiting your dentist for a professional cleaning at least every six months will help keep gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral health diseases at bay. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy means you'll be less likely to lose teeth later in life.
Correcting oral health problems early
After prevention, detecting oral health issues early is the best way to ensure prompt and effective treatment. Gum disease and tooth decay can be reversed in the early stages if the proper steps are taken. Early on, treatment is not only simpler but also significantly less expensive. The cost of not going to the dentist on a regular basis can easily outweigh 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
Too much plaque and tartar buildup can quickly discolour teeth. Regular dental cleanings may provide you with a brighter and whiter smile on top of a healthier one. Your dentist and hygienist will also be able to provide you with personalized tips on how to keep your teeth whiter, as well as recommend cosmetic dental treatments for you.
Schedule a Dental Cleaning at our Ottawa Dental Clinic Today
At Rideau Dental Centre, our professional dental cleaning services aim to help keep our clients' oral health at its best. 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 Ottawa today.