Regular Dental Exams and Cleanings For Health
Did you know that your oral health is linked to your overall health?
Routine cleanings and exams help ensure the health of your teeth and gums and can help prevent other diseases, too. Studies have shown a direct connection between regular dental cleanings and a reduction in the risk of heart disease and stroke. How’s that for motivation to make an appointment today?
Regular dental exams and cleanings have a multitude of other benefits, as well:
Reduction in Dental Costs Over Time
Prevention is key to curbing costly dental issues. Going too long without an examination and cleaning allows existing problems to worsen. A cavity you have today and don’t treat can get worse, leading to pain, functional problems, and possibly tooth loss. This means costly bills to repair the damage—bills that could have been avoided with a preventative, regular visits.
Most insurance companies pay for one examination, and two cleanings per year before you must use your deductible. Be sure to check with your insurance company on your benefits. Questions about whether your insurance covers routine examinations and cleanings? Give us a call.
Freshens Your Breath
Bacteria loves to live inside your mouth and around your gums. An overabundance of bacteria can cause halitosis or bad breath. Oral cleanings remove plaque build-up around the teeth where bacteria hang out. The less build-up on your teeth, the fresher your breath!
Identifies Dental and Health Conditions Early On
Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Routine exams and cleanings catch the early signs and symptoms of gum disease so proactive steps can be taken to halt the disease. If you notice bleeding gums while brushing, or your gums are tender, swollen or irritated, be sure to come in and see us for a gum disease screening.