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The Importance of a Professional Dental Cleaning

Unfortunately, some people wait to visit their dentist until they experience tooth or gum pain. Below, our Etobicoke dentists explain why attending regular appointments for cleanings and exams is important even when your mouth feels alright.

Caring For Your Oral Health

First things first, it is important to understand that we recommend coming in every 6 months to Bloor Kipling Dentistry for a professional cleaning even if you have good home care practices and are not currently experiencing any pain. Good brushing and flossing habits are certainly important, but there are tangible benefits to your dental health from regular visits for a professional cleaning.

Why Professional Dental Cleanings Are Important?

When it comes to preserving your good oral health, regularly scheduled dental cleanings with your hygienist are key. These twice-yearly professional cleanings work to preserve your oral health by:

Removing plaque and tartar buildup

No matter how thoroughly you brush at home, there are likely some hard-to-reach places on your teeth where plaque has an easier time settling and proliferating. If not removed, plaque can begin hardening into a sticky substance known as tartar in just 24 hours. Only a trained hygienist at your Etobicoke dentist can remove tartar once it has formed, and they'll have no trouble reaching the plaque that you can't reach at home.

Preventing oral health problems

Preventive dentistry is the best tool that dentists have in the fight against oral disease. Visiting your dentist at least every six months for a professional cleaning will help keep gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral health diseases at bay. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy means that you will be at a lower risk of tooth loss later on in life.

Correcting oral health problems early

After prevention, catching oral health problems early is the next best thing for ensuring speedy and effective treatment. In the early stages, gum disease and tooth decay can be reversed if the proper steps are taken. Treatment is not only easier but also a lot more affordable early on. The cost of not visiting the dentist regularly can easily outgrow the cost of dental cleanings.

Spotting the earliest signs of disease 

Often dentists are the first primary healthcare practitioners to detect signs of oral cancer, which is typically much more responsive to treatment if caught early.

Maintaining a healthy smile

Your teeth can quickly become discoloured from too much plaque and tartar buildup. By seeing your hygienist regularly for dental cleaning, you might get to enjoy a brighter and whiter smile on top of a healthier one. Your dentist and hygienist will also be able to give you personalized pointers on how to keep your teeth whiter, and they may suggest cosmetic dental treatments for you as well.

Schedule a Dental Cleaning at our Etobicoke Dental Clinic Today

At Bloor Kipling Dentistry, our professional dental cleaning services aim to help keep our clients' oral health at its best. Our hygienists make sure to remove any plaque and tartar buildup they can, and they will also include an application of Sheer White at-home whitening treatment with your cleaning. If you'd like to find out more about the importance of regular dental visits, or if you'd like to book your appointment, then just contact our dental clinic in Etobicoke today.

Is it time to have your teeth professionally cleaned by a hygienist? Contact our Etobicoke dentists for an appointment. 

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