Investing time in your teeth is always worth the hassle, no question about it. You may brush twice a day, rinse with mouthwash, floss consistently or be fancy enough to use an electric toothbrush or even a water pick!
But why would you need to get your teeth cleaned professionally when you’re already set? Seems a little pointless, right?
In all honesty, there are a number of reasons why a regular clean by your dental hygienist can optimise your oral health. Take a look at the top 5 reasons for getting your teeth cleaned below!
Gets Your Teeth Cleaned Well
Obviously the main advantage of getting your teeth cleaned professionally is that your mouth will be completely refreshed
. It’s awkward trying to reach the nooks and crannies of your mouth. Manual and electric toothbrushes aren’t designed to penetrate the deepest recesses.
Brushing your teeth in front of the mirror at home guarantees really clean front teeth, but the premolar and the molars at the back are often neglected. These teeth are actually the most important ones to focus on because they’re positioned right next to the salivary glands, which means they’re far more likely to suffer from plaque build-up.
This is why it’s extremely important for people with implants, or any kind of orthodontic treatment, to maintain good oral hygiene to avoid any infection.
If you’ve had recent dental treatment, you’d definitely benefit from a good teeth-cleaning.
Did you know that having your teeth cleaned will remove coffee, tea and red wine stains in just one session? It’s also a great way of keeping your teeth white after starting your teeth-whitening journey!
Not to mention the instant gratification that comes with teeth cleaning can make your day. After all, you’ll have teeth that feel cleaner, a minty-fresh breath and a gleaming smile!
For those of you who have sensitive teeth, gums or mouths in general we have a good news. This procedure is completely painless. Most procedures made by dental hygiene professionals are designed to be as quick and as comfortable as possible.
Additionally the technology at Dentaprime F3T is constantly being modernised and updated, so you can rest assured that you’ll be treated with the best of the best.
One of the services that yields the best results uses an AirFlow, which is a little vacuum that utilises air, water and a very fine powder that removes any unwanted food particles and stains. The air can cause some sensitivity however there’s always numbing gel that counteracts any pain.
In fact, according to some articles, many patients actually fall asleep in the chair!
Prevention of Other Dental Issues
As mentioned in our blog post ‘The Importance of the Tongue’ the mouth and tongue can really provide clues about the state of your health and even recommend any investigations.
Small lesions, sores or discolouration of the gums can go unnoticed when you’re at home, but once these are checked and discussed with your dentist they may help prevent any small issue from becoming a more serious one.
Dental hygienists or dentists themselves can perform what’s known as a basic periodontal examination, or BPE for short, during which your plaque score is recorded and helps monitor potentially serious conditions such as diabetes.
This will definitely help you in the long-run.
Prevent Gum Deterioration
It may come as a surprise that around 49% of adults will get some form of gum disease during their lifetime, a surprising statistic!
The main culprit is usually gingivitis which will make your gums swell and bleed when you brush and very commonly halitosis (or bad breath).
Gingivitis is serious because it can progress to the aggressive version of itself known as periodontitis. This is when the bone in your jaw erodes and the teeth become incredibly weak, wobbly and may even fall out, which will exacerbate any other gum disease by making your mouth more vulnerable to the build-up of bacteria.
Even though periodontitis is serious in itself, it’s also linked to:
- Coronary heart disease
- respiratory disease
- rheumatoid arthritis
- problems controlling blood sugars
- cancer development in pregnant women.
It’s best to go for regular visits just to make sure your teeth are kept in tip-top condition. If you’ve already lost some teeth then it’s best to visit to make those visits more often to avoid any possibility of infection.
Bringing It All Together
Your teeth need to last you a lifetime, and they will as long as you take proper care of them. If even one of these reasons relates to you, then that’s a great reason to book an appointment with your dentist or dental hygienist for teeth cleaning and a check-up.
It’s worth it!