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Why is routine check-up and cleaning so important?
Good oral hygiene is important for the general health of the whole body. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and more. Regular check-up and cleaning can prevent these problems as well as provide you with good oral hygiene.
1. To Prevent Gum Disease
Gum disease is an infection in the gum tissues and bone
that support your teeth. If diagnosed early, it can be treated
and reversed. If left untreated, the gum condition will worsen
and you may ultimately lose your teeth.
2. To Detect Dental Problems Early
Your dentist will be able to detect any early signs of problems
with your teeth or gums. Early detection of cavities, broken
fillings and gum disease are easily treatable. If these
problems go untreated, root canals, gum surgery and removal
of teeth could become the only treatment options available.
3. To Keep Your Teeth
Since gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth
loss in adults, regular dental check-up and cleaning; good
home care with brushing and flossing are vital to keeping
as many teeth as you can. Keeping your teeth means better
chewing function and ultimately, better health.
4. To Prevent Oral Cancer
When you have your routine check-up and cleaning, your
dentist is also screening you for oral cancer, which is highly
curable if diagnosed early.
5. To Prevent Bad Breath
Good oral hygiene is essential in preventing bad breath.
Regular check-up and cleaning is the best way to make sure
that you are maintaining good oral hygiene.
6. To Help Maintain Good Physical Health
Recent studies have linked heart attacks and strokes to gum
disease, resulting from poor oral hygiene. A dental cleaning
every 3 to 6 months helps to keep your teeth and gums healthy
and could possibly reduce your risk of heart disease and
7. To Have a Bright and White Smile
During your cleaning, your dentist will remove most tobacco,
coffee and tea stains; and also polish your teeth to a beautiful
shine. The result? A whiter and brighter smile!