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3 Reasons You Should Never Skip Professional Teeth Cleanings

December 20, 2021
Posted By: El Dorado Family Dental
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Professional teeth cleanings in El Dorado Hills, CA help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, tooth loss, etc. And they should be part of your overall health maintenance, just like getting a physical from a general practitioner or a dental checkup from your dentist.  

The American Dental Association recommends dental checkups and teeth cleanings every six months, and your dentist agrees. This schedule has been found to lower your risks for preventable conditions significantly.

If you’ve been diagnosed with gingivitis or gum disease, your dentist will further customize your teeth cleaning schedule to keep periodontal infections at bay and restore you to better oral health.

Let’s look at three reasons you should never skip professional teeth cleanings.

#1 Teeth Cleanings Help Prevent Tooth Loss

Professional teeth cleanings lower your risks for gum disease, which costs many people their teeth. If you’re diagnosed with gum disease, it means you have infections in the periodontal ligaments and tissues that support your teeth. Gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease, is reversible, but periodontitis is only treatable.

#2 Teeth Cleanings Promote Better Overall Health

Gum disease has long been associated with body health issues involving the heart and lungs. Studies have also linked it to Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and low birth weight in babies.

#3 Teeth Cleanings Give You an Opportunity to Discuss Your Oral Hygiene

Your helpful hygienist can talk to you about areas you may be missing with your toothbrush and dental floss during your teeth cleaning. You can also ask questions and collect tips for your at-home oral care routine.

To Arrange Your Next Dental Visit, Give Us a Call Today

Drs. Mohamad Albik, Rika Prodhan-Ashraf, and Sherif Hassan are here to address all your oral health issues. So give us a call today to get started.

We care for smiles in all areas, including El Dorado Hills, White Rock, Folsom, Cameron Park, Shingle Springs, Folsom Ranch, and Placerville.

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