Did you know that even though dental cleaning is one the least expensive treatments you could get at any dental office, it is still postponed by many patients. It is obvious that patients don’t think that they need teeth cleaning twice a year. However, American Dental Association states that everybody needs to have a teeth cleaning at least every 6 months. Why do we need dental cleaning twice a year? Here are some reasons for you!
1. PREVENT CANCER
Mouth is a gate-way to overall health! When your teeth are cleaned twice a year, you may prevent Pancreas Cancer. According to a study in 2010 by Harvard School of Public Health, there is a link between periodontal; disease (gum disease) and risk of pancreas cancer. If you don’t believe us, listen to what Whoopie Goldberg says. She knows what we are talking about.
2. PREVENT TOOTH LOSS
You can prevent teeth loss. Yes, it is true. If your teeth are not regularly cleaned by a dentist, you may get periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is the inflammation of gums and if it remains untreated bone loss is one of its consequences. When there is not enough bone left, you may lose your teeth.
3. PREVENT COMPLICATIONS DURING PREGNANCY
If you are pregnant or planning to be one, you should NOT skip your teeth cleaning. When you are pregnant, you are more subject to gum disease because of your hormones. In addition to risks mentioned above, gum disease and cavities can cause low birth weight and other complications during pregnancy. A simple teeth cleaning can help you have a healthy pregnancy and it is totally safe to have it during your pregnancy.
4. PREVENT BAD BREATH
Sometimes brushing your teeth twice a day is not enough to stop bad breath. Bad breath can create really awkward social situation. You know it is there and probably the person you are trying to have a conversation can smell it, too. We all have been there. However, it is not the only reason to have it taken care of. Bad breath can be a symptom of a dental problem, such as gingivitis which is caused by bacteria in your mouth. In addition, bad breath can be a symptom of many other diseases from gastroesophageal reflux disease to kidney problems.
By visiting your dentist regularly you maintain good oral and overall health, and prevent future health problems.
Wishing you a healthy mouth!