Have you had your teeth professionally cleaned this year? Dental cleanings are not intended to simply keep your smile white and bright, they help to maintain your overall health. It may surprise you to learn that there is a connection between your oral health and your general health. For example, poor oral hygiene has been linked to illnesses like cardiovascular disease, strokes, diabetes, bone loss, some forms of cancer, and other health conditions.
It is essential that you maintain proper oral hygiene by brushing and flossing at home. However this is not enough: regular dental checkups, and dental cleanings with your dental hygienist are also essential.
Our main goal is to prevent the onset of tooth decay that, left undiagnosed and untreated, could lead to the eventual loss of your teeth. Tooth decay gets underway because of the presence of oral bacteria that damage the enamel of your teeth by eating away at their surface. This could eventually lead to an infection reaching the soft tissues found at the center of your teeth, known as the dental pulp. By keeping up with your regular dental cleanings, you give yourself the best chance to avoid complex, costly dental procedures in the future.
Reasons to Undergo Regular Dental Cleanings and Check-Ups:
Your dental hygienist can remove dulling and discolored stains from your teeth, leaving you with a whiter smile.
Dental cleanings help prevent periodontal disease that can cause early tooth loss.
In the United States, oral cancer claims the life of one person every hour, although it is highly curable when detected early.
There is a strong link between gum disease and cardiovascular disease. Since regular dental cleanings help prevent gum disease, they can reduce your odds of developing heart disease or having a stroke.
Regular dental check ups allow your dentist to detect early signs of dental problems like fractures and broken fillings.
Regular dental cleanings provide an opportunity for your dental hygienist or dentist to detect any problems with your oral health by comparing your current state to that of previous visits. If things are heading in the wrong direction, it can be detected, and immediate intervention will get you back on track.
Have you been putting off your regular dental cleaning? Please contact Aesthetic Dental Center of Morris County to schedule your regular dental examination and cleaning.
We take our patients’ privacy seriously. Please refrain from providing any personal health or sensitive information. Call us at (973) 361-6200 to schedule your appointment over the phone.
“A professional experience all around, A beautiful and friendly staff from the ladies in front to the Dentists and assistant’s doing the work. I was made to feel plenty comfortable and safe . Safety is clearly very important to them. And their dental work is outstanding.”
- Gerry Fancera
“I am terrified of the dentist. My experience with the office staff and dentist was wonderful. Dr. Vladimir took his time explaining procedures and helped me to make the best decision regarding my dental plan. The office is beautiful and very clean. Very impressed.”
- Samantha M
“Blown away by my experience at this establishment. Dr. Lee seamlessly extracted two wisdom teeth and felt no pain. The whole staff was beyond cordial and communicative. Looking forward to continuing my care here.”
- Erik Moran