Dental cleanings are essential not just to have clean teeth, but to ensure your overall health is taken care of and disease-free. Teeth cleanings remove the buildup of plaque and tartar to keep gums healthy. If left untreated, excess plaque can harm teeth and gums and lead to gum disease – or worse periodontitis.
The two major reasons for dental cleanings:
1. To prevent tooth loss
2. To prevent other diseases from developing; ie. heart disease, stroke, oral cancers, and diabetic complications
Regular teeth cleanings help your immune system fight diseases, especially gum disease. Gum disease occurs when the immune system responds by fighting an excess of tartar buildup; gums become inflamed, swollen and begin to bleed. As gum disease progresses, so does the damage to bones and tissues in the mouth. Why is this a concern? The immune system is only meant to fight off infection for a short period of time. Chronic immune system activity can lead to it being weakened, and potentially susceptible to other diseases in the rest of the body, which increases the chances of stroke, heart disease, and other complications.
Once gum disease takes effect, the damage is irreversible. Prevention is key, which is why dental cleanings are important to maintaining overall health and keeping your teeth beautiful for a lifetime.
At Ralhan Dental, we strongly believe that healthy teeth and gums are important to your health. That’s why we take every precaution possible, to prevent future diseases and disorders from developing in your mouth.
Visit our Burlington or Oakville dental offices, and one of our professional and friendly dental hygienists will thoroughly examine, clean and assess your teeth. Our professional teeth cleanings are done by our friendly dental hygienists. The hygienist will use tools to remove tartar from your teeth — both above and below the gum, where it meets the tooth. We also discuss your personal hygiene techniques, recommend ways you can improve your at-home dental care, and answer any questions or concerns.
Book your dental cleaning appointment today!