An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure: Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Routine Teeth Cleanings

At Lasting Smiles of Whitehouse Station, we take pride in what we do. We are passionate and dedicated to helping our patients regain their confidence through renewed smiles. But there is one often overlooked but absolutely necessary and crucial component of dental care that always gets a bad reputation: routine teeth cleaning.

Not A Chore, But An Opportunity

Too often, people treat going to the dentist for routine cleaning as a chore that they must endure, or sometimes may even ignore altogether. At American Dental Care of New Jersey, we like to think of it as an opportunity. The mouth is one of the most bacteria-ridden places on the human body. And regardless of how well you think you brush and floss your teeth at home, it’s simply not enough to keep your mouth and teeth clean and safe from damage. Unseen bacteria, plaque, and tartar all lurk in your mouth, and routinely visiting the dentist for a thorough and detailed cleaning is ideal to keep these contaminants at bay.

Routine teeth cleanings not only provide an opportunity for a refreshed and cleaned mouth, but they offer a chance for your dentist to carefully inspect your teeth. This is crucial to identify any possible issues you may have with your teeth, like serious decay or deterioration, and helping to stop them in their tracks. Think of routine cleanings as your ounce of prevention to protect you from all types of more serious oral care problems.

A Life Saver (No, Not The Candy!)

Clearly, routine cleanings are the unsung hero in the world of dentistry. This comparison is especially apt, considering experts link oral hygiene to all sorts of severe health conditions, including diabetes, strokes, heart issues, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.

When you get a routine cleaning, you’re protecting your mouth from gum disease, which can be a debilitating infection and have serious adverse effects. For instance, an infection in your gums and underlying bones is among the worst kind that your body has to cope with.

Since the bacteria in your mouth have continuous and unfettered access to your lungs and bloodstream, this can cause stress on your immune system and wreak havoc on your entire physical health. With routine cleaning, you can ensure that your mouth and entire body are safeguarded from these severe health issues.

To make an appointment for our exceptional dental services, contact Lasting Smiles of Whitehouse Station at (908) 534-4001.

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