If spring leaves you with the urge to clean, think about spring cleaning your oral health routine too. It’s an excellent time of year to book your regular checkups and hygiene appointments and especially as the summer months can be busy for many people. Regularly seeing our dentist should be part of your preventative dental care routine and is an easy way to maintain a healthy mouth. Some of the advantages of preventative dental care are outlined below.
Regular dental visits and cleanings remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. If plaque is left to build up over your teeth and gums, it increases your risk of gum disease, cavities and other dental problems.
Reversing Early Gum Disease
Early gum disease is called gingivitis and is entirely reversible with improved oral care. We can professionally clean your teeth and provide advice on how to brush and floss more effectively. If you don’t treat gingivitis, it will soon progress into periodontal disease, a condition that destroys gum and bone, causing tooth loss.
Protecting Your Overall Health
Your oral health is closely linked to overall health. When your mouth is free from dental disease, it protects you against serious health problems like diabetes, heart disease and other systemic diseases. Also, we can screen regularly for oral cancer, as early detection can lead to a far better long-term prognosis.