Professional Dental Cleaning and Its Importance
Daily brushing and flossing combined with twice yearly dental exams are just part of the overall process for the best oral health. Professional cleanings are necessary for teeth and gums that are not only cleaner, but healthier. Frequent cleanings received at your dental provider are a good way to prevent some other health issues as well.
The dentist or a dental hygienist will remove plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth, between the teeth, and from the gum line. This will reduce the risk of developing gum disease and tooth decay. With frequent cleanings, cavities can be diagnosed early while they can still be treated with fillings, rather than with more extensive measures such as root canal treatment, crowns, or replacement teeth.
The cleaning and exam will also include an oral health screening. Any discolorations or sores in the mouth can be further examined for cancer risk. The earlier any type of cancer is noticed, the earlier treatment can begin and the better the prognosis and outcome of the treatment will be.
Professional teeth cleaning also helps remove excess bacteria from the mouth. Left untreated, this bacteria could travel through the blood stream to the heart where it can lead to damage and the risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attack.
Our dentist in North Hollywood can give you a thorough exam and cleaning to keep your mouth healthy and prevent any additional risks to your health while advising you on improved oral hygiene habits.
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