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I’ve met many patients who have told me they haven’t had a teeth cleaning for 2, 5, or even 10 years! You probably don’t need a dentist to tell you why this isn’t a great idea, but unfortunately many people have to cancel their biannual teeth cleaning because life gets in the way with hectic schedules. We’re here to tell you why dentists say it’s so important, to help you understand how important it is to have regular teeth cleaning!
Yes, this may sound like alarmist advice, but the truth is that regular dental visits are more about preventive care. A teeth cleaning is important for everyone, even those who religiously floss and brush their teeth everyday.
A teeth cleaning is essentially removing dental plaque to prevent cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. Many Americans suffer from periodontal disease and many also don’t know they even have it – because they skip going to the dentist. The signs of periodontal disease are usually not even noticed by a patient; most of the time, it is only when the dentist or dental hygienist measures gum pockets or sees how inflamed the gums are that it is diagnosed.
Sadly, many people don’t realize how important it is to get their teeth cleaned regularly. Teeth cleanings are not only for getting your teeth polished and clean feeling, but getting them done regularly can for some people quite literally mean the difference between keeping your teeth well into your 80s or losing them all at 40 years old.
If you think getting your teeth cleaned twice a year is expensive, imagine the cost of having to replace your teeth well before retirement age.
Vista Family Dental Care is dedicated to the oral health of you and your entire family! Make an appointment today for a teeth cleaning and keep your teeth and gums healthy for years to come! Schedule an appointment with Vista Family Dental Care today.
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