Some people think if they’re not having any dental problems, they don’t need to see a dentist. The problem with this type of logic is that it assumes problems are only present when there is pain. One of the reasons why gum disease is so prevalent in the United States is because it’s a silent epidemic. Gum disease progresses without any pain usually, but the inflammation and plaque build-up are still there. A professional dentist or dental hygienist can spot these problems, but when you look at your teeth in the mirror, you most likely won’t see what a professional sees.
Teeth Cleanings Are Essential For Good Oral Health
Your oral health is connected to your overall health. Problems in the mouth could even be a symptom of a health issue somewhere else in the body. This is why teeth cleanings are essential: There is plaque that sits below the gum line which won’t be removed through normal brushing and flossing. Only a professional with the right dental tools can remove the plaque that accumulates in places your brush and floss can’t reach. Plaque that isn’t removed will turn to tartar, will harden, and will cause inflammation in your gums which will eventually lead to gum disease.
As you can see, teeth cleanings are not just to make your teeth feel smoother, but they also:
- Prevent disease in your body, such as diabetes and heart disease
- Can prevent gum disease, or keep gum disease from worsening
- Prevent tooth loss
The build-up of plaque and tartar on your teeth is bacteria that your body naturally tries to fight off. This is why your gums become inflamed when you stop flossing. Your body is sending blood to the gums to fight off the bacteria (plaque and tartar) and this inflammation will lead to bone loss and loose teeth.
You can’t do it all on your own, and you don’t have to! Call Dental Solutions of Columbus today for an appointment. With a professional teeth cleaning at least twice a year, you are protecting your oral health and your overall health. Schedule an appointment online or give us a call today to schedule your teeth cleaning.