Dental Cleaning West Hartford CT
Are you ready to get your teeth cleaned? Many people want to avoid dental cleanings, but they are vitally important to your overall health. If you have been putting off getting your teeth cleaned, we are here to help you take the next step at Elmwood Dental Group, here in West Hartford. Below are some additional reasons why dental cleanings are so important and why you need to get your teeth cleaned regularly to improve your overall health.
About Dental Cleanings
Dental cleanings have been around for a while. The ancient Egyptians used twigs and leaves to get rid of food particles in their teeth. However, tooth brushing was not used as part of regular health practices until the 20th century. That was when researchers noticed that the more patients practiced tooth brushing and flossing, the longer they were able to keep their natural teeth, and the more healthy they were overall. Now, professional dental cleanings are a part of every dental exam. You get to walk out of the dentist's office with polished, sparkling teeth.
Why Do I Need To Get My Teeth Cleaned?
There are several reasons you need to get your teeth cleaned twice a year. First, a dental cleaning is a way to prepare your teeth for the dental exam. The dentist is better able to clean and check your teeth for any issues if they are clean and shiny. Second, dental practitioners check for potential problems along your gum line during a cleaning. These are two of the main reasons your teeth need to be cleaned twice a year.
Your teeth need to be cleaned to guard against tooth decay and gum disease. Bacteria cause both tooth decay and gum disease. If bacteria are allowed to multiply unchecked, it may lead you to have gums that are infected, which can result in tooth loss. Not only can your teeth and gums become infected, but that infection can spread to other areas of the body. The bacteria in both tooth decay and gum disease can spread to your heart and heart valves, causing infections. It can raise your blood pressure and make it difficult to regulate it. It can make regulating blood sugar, especially in people with diabetes, extremely difficult.
Also, if you have gum disease, you risk a large infection of your gum tissue, which can lead to tooth loss and tooth extraction, loss of gum tissue, and infections in your jawbone, which can completely reshape your jaw. Dental cleanings are essential for good overall health.
What is Involved in a Dental Cleaning?
First, the dental practitioner will clean all of the tartar and plaque off of your teeth through brushing and scraping. The practitioner will check each tooth front and back and look for signs of tooth decay or gum disease. The practitioner will measure how far your gums hug your teeth, to make sure your gums are not receding due to gum disease. Next, you'll get a teeth cleaning and polishing, so that your teeth feel silky and smooth. Finally, the dentist will come and check your teeth to make sure you don't have any issues with either your teeth, gums, or other surfaces in your mouth.
If you are wondering about your next teeth cleaning, contact The Elmwood Dental Group LLC, your dentist in West Hartford. We are here to help you improve your smile. Give us a call today at (833) 432-1457 to schedule your appointment.