Putting Off Your Dental Clean Could Be Putting Your Smile At Risk.
When was your last dental clean? The best form of treatment is prevention. Dental problems often occur without signs or symptoms which means that whilst you’re not aware of it, your dental health is declining rapidly. Getting regular dental cleans at our Parramatta practice is a great way to insure that dental problems aren’t getting out of control.
Like most things, dental diseases like tooth decay and gum disease are much harder to treat the worse they get. And whilst we sometimes think we do a great job with our toothbrush, it’s often the case that we’re not – and we’re leaving ourselves at risk of dental disease without even knowing it.
Why Dental Clean Prevent Disasters
Dental plaque reforms within 24 hours of you removing it with your toothbrush. If not removed properly it forms a houses on the surface of teeth and under the gums called plaque, which can in turn to hardened calcified when exposed to minerals in your saliva.
If this build up is left over time, bacteria contained in the dental plaque and calculus causes inflammation of your gums which if left over a long period will cause gum disease. Gum disease is a chronic inflammation process which can result in your teeth becoming infected, loose and falling out. Not a good look!
On top of this gum disease is linked to a host of major diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, lung disorders, low term birth weight and arthritis. Research has also shown that people with severe gum disease are twice as susceptible to premature death before the age of 64!
How Dental Clean Keep Your Mouth Healthy
An excellent oral hygiene home regiment of brushing twice a day and flossing once is essential in preventing build up of dental plaque over the long term. However without professional dental assistance, build up in hard to reach places such us underneath the gums or behind the lower front teeth is extremely common and often can only be removed by your dental professional.
This is why we always recommend our patients visit our Parramatta dental practice every six months for a comprehensive check-up and dental clean. By doing so we are able to assess your or your child’s smile and diagnose any concerns while they are still small. Your oral health is closely linked to your general health, so ensuring you maintain a good dental routine at home between visits to our practice is paramount to a healthy mouth!
During your dental check-up, our dental professionals will:
- Give your teeth a thorough examination and clean
- Check for any sign of oral cancer
- Check for any sign of other dental conditions such as decay or gum disease
- Give you a fluoride treatment
- Take X-rays of your smile (if necessary)
All of these modern and gentle techniques are vitally important to making sure your oral health and smile is kept at the best it can be!