Dental cleanings are often considered a patient’s introduction to the dentist. We like to view it as our way of saying hello to our first time patients. It is also the best way to ensure our patients’ teeth stay clean and their oral health remains pristine.
At Smiles 4 Texas in Memorial City, we understand the importance of dental cleanings and being consistent with keeping teeth clean. Patients who abide by the specific guidelines of protecting their teeth are more likely to have clean and healthy teeth for their lifetime. These guidelines include brushing twice daily, flossing daily, rinsing with mouthwash daily, and visiting the dentist every six months for their dental cleaning.
WHY PATIENTS NEED DENTAL CLEANINGS
For many of our patients in the Memorial City and Greater Houston area, life is busy and it can be difficult to practice consistency with visiting the dentist; but those who do reap the benefits of having their bi-annual dental cleanings. Here are the most common reasons every patient should undergo consistent dental cleanings:
Keep Teeth Clean
Our dentists at Smiles 4 Texas ensure they remove plaque buildup that can’t be removed by brushing, flossing or rinsing. There are also spots in the mouth and around certain teeth that are very difficult to reach for patients. These areas can easily be reached by the dentist and will keep those spots from turning into major problems. Dental cleanings are also utilized as times to survey a patient’s mouth and inform them of trouble spots, like the location of cavities or possible issues with their gums.
Avoid Dental Problems
As we have mentioned, dental cleanings allow our dentists to survey our patients’ mouths and pinpoint certain issues that could evolve into major problems. A dental cleaning enables the patient the chance to stop certain problems in the mouth by focusing on the affected area. The only way to stop a problem is by knowing a problem exists. This helps avoid cavities, gum disease, or the need for dental fillings, dental crowns, root canals, and more.
Avoid Health Problems
Yes, dental cleanings help patients avoid further dental problems, like cavities and gum disease, but they also ensure patients can keep more severe problems from taking place. Many of the worst diseases, like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, stem from oral health problems. An unhealthy mouth can produce an unhealthy body.
Dental insurance plans don’t have to be spent solely on major operations, like root canals and dental implants. Dental cleanings can help avoid major expenses on major dental problems, like oral surgery, by ensuring the teeth remain clean and healthy and the patient is aware of possible issues in the mouth. Dental cleanings are very inexpensive, especially with the assistance of dental insurance, and will ensure a patient can spend their money elsewhere, like on vacation.
GET YOUR DENTAL CLEANING TODAY
Don’t let your teeth become unhealthy. If you haven’t been consistent with your dental cleanings, then it is time to start. Our dentists are more than ready to get you back on track to a healthy mouth with a thorough dental cleaning. Contact our Memorial City dental office at 713-360-7963 and schedule your appointment today.