Don’t Forget Regular Cleanings
- Posted on: Feb 15 2016
Everyone looks forward to spending quality time with family and friends. And with that, there are surely plenty of feasts and social gatherings to attend to. All that eating can gather food debris into the deepest corners of your teeth that your toothbrush could not reach.
Sounds like it’s time to visit Pacific Family Dental for your professional dental cleaning.
It’s like a mouth overhaul!
A traditional dental cleaning, which is also known as oral prophylaxis, is performed by removing the accumulated plaque and tartar that have built up on your teeth. Although this naturally occurs in the mouth, too much of it can lead to more serious complications. Another reason that tartar has to be removed from the mouth is that the body thinks of it as a foreign invader, such as an infection. When this happens, the immune system starts doing its role by warding off this foreign substance. Teeth cleanings keep things under control.
Dental cleanings keep diseases at bay.
Gum disease is the body’s reaction to too much tartar build-up, inflaming the gums and even leading to bleeding. It can eventually destroy your gum tissues and even the jawbone. When this happens, you can say hello to unsightly dental gaps.
If you think gum disease is all you’ll ever get from poor dental hygiene, you’ve thought wrong. When the immune system gets too tired to fend off an illness, the rest of the body can follow suit and develop certain illnesses as well. That’s increasing your risks of dementia, heart disease, and stroke.
A few minutes with the dentist can do wonders.
With this, sign up for dental cleaning – preferably every six months. Aside from having your tartar removed from your teeth, it can also give you a heads-up on what’s happening in your mouth so you can take necessary actions about it.
Take care of your teeth and your smile. Call us today to schedule your dental cleaning appointment and have spic-and-span teeth in no time. Call us at 503-925-9595 to schedule your appointment.