5 Reasons You Need Regular Dentist Teeth Cleanings
Going to the dentist office is not something everyone is excited to do, but we all need to go every 6 months. You might feel like you don’t need your mouth cleaned twice a year and that you’ve been doing a good job on your own, but you need to be going to the dentist unless you have the perfect teeth cleaning routine at home. Here are 5 reasons why.
#1 – Cavities
This is probably the most common reason. Nobody on earth likes cavities. Sadly, brushing your teeth, flossing, and using mouthwash isn’t always enough.
Even though those things do a pretty good job, they don’t equal up to what a professional cleaning can and will do. A professional cleaning will take care of plaque buildup, tartar, tooth erosion, and more before it becomes a big problem.
#2 – Better Smile
Regular dental cleanings will result in whiter teeth. Think of it as cleaning a dirty mirror or mopping a floor covered in stains. Pearly whites might not seem like the biggest deal until you witness your smile lighting up the room. You’ll be laughing every chance you get.
#3 – Gum Disease
We are supposed to spread love and positivity, but gum disease is not and will not be loved by anyone. Gum disease is the most common reason we lose our teeth and need dental implants.
Upgrade your oral hygiene if it’s not already where it should be and make sure you’re getting those regular dentist cleanings so you can keep your teeth as long as possible. It’s better to take care of the problem now rather than later.
#4 – Improves Your Overall Health
The link your oral health has to your overall health should be talked about more. Your oral health can have negative effects on your heart. Yes, your oral health can have negative effects on your heart. Strokes, heart disease, and more are possible results of poor oral hygiene.
Your overall health isn’t just how your body parts are doing though. Good oral hygiene can and will make you feel better about yourself. Better confidence, less anxiety, and more are possible results from good oral hygiene that will invite better days and a better life.
#5 – Keep More Of Your Money
If you take care of your teeth now, you can save yourself money in the future. Poor oral hygiene can cost you to fix. The costs could be for procedures directly for your mouth or could be for another health issue that was a result of not taking care of your mouth.
If you have dental health insurance, you should take advantage of the regular cleanings it covers if possible. If you don’t have insurance, you’re not disqualified from saving money, you can still save money by getting your regular cleanings. If possible, save money in other areas of your life and focus on your oral hygiene.
I hope everyone reading this will continue or start their journey toward better oral hygiene. Thank you for reading and good luck.