The happy, healthy mouth feeling you get after a good teeth cleaning is invaluable. Visiting a dental professional at least twice a year is an important part of your oral hygiene regimen. Dental hygienists provide professional instruments that reach surfaces of your tooth a typical toothbrush and floss cannot reach. Regular exams will ensure your teeth and mouth are in good health. After cleaning teeth, a dentist will examine your mouth for signs of problems including:
- Tooth loss: Cleaning teeth professionally helps keep them in good condition to promote better chewing and swallowing.
- Gum disease: Gum disease avoided or caught early if a dentist sees problems while cleaning teeth.
- Dental damage: You may not notice if you have broken fillings or damaged crowns, but a regular dental visit can identify these problems and fix them before they become serious enough to require surgery or tooth removal.
- Oral cancer: Mouth cancer is usually treatable if diagnosed early, and a dentist can screen for oral cancer during a visit for cleaning teeth.
Neglect is very expensive. Visiting your dentist and dental hygienist every six-months can catch tooth decay and infection at its first stages. It is less expensive to fix a small filling rather than waiting for it to turn into a root canal or extraction. Give our office a call today to schedule your next check-up at cleaning at (254) 898-4646.