Typically, most people visit their dentist when they experience pain or discomfort in their mouth. But visiting your Winnipeg dentist regularly for a professional cleaning is vital even without oral health concerns and consistent oral hygiene habits at home.
It's no surprise brushing and flossing daily is important for optimal dental health, but there are benefits to visiting a dental office outside of treatment.
Reasons to have your teeth professionally cleaned include:
Remove Plaque And Tartar Buildup
No matter how thorough your brushing and flossing is, it can't remove all the plaque and tartar in your mouth. If left for too long, plaque can harden into tartar (which can only be removed by a dental professional). Completely removing plaque and tartar from your mouth can prevent permanent tooth decay and gum disease.
Prevent Oral Health Problems
Preventive dentistry is key to keeping your teeth healthy throughout your life. Your dentist can identify potential problems at the onset (before they get a chance to become worse), help you build healthier habits and refer you to a dental specialist if needed.
It also helps reduce oral problems related to chronic medical conditions like diabetes, certain cancers, eating disorders and more. For people with these conditions, routine preventive dental care is an important part of overall health.
Maintain A Confident Smile
Too much plaque and tartar buildup can cause tooth discolouration. Professional cleanings give you a brighter and whiter smile, on top of a healthier one. Not only that, but a dentist can guide you through proper dental care to keep your teeth pearly white.
At Kildonan Crossing Dental Centre, we encourage you to try out our professional dental cleaning services for healthier teeth and gums. If you'd like to learn more about the importance of regular cleanings or to book an appointment with us, you can find us at the northwest corner of Lagimodiere Boulevard and Regent Avenue in Winnipeg.