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How a Clean You Get with Us Is Better Than a Clean You Get at Home

Posted on 5/29/2020 by Tod A. Bigelow, DDS, PLLC
When it comes to dental hygiene, there are various schools of thought. We, however, believe that the role of a dentist is one that cannot be properly replaced by home remedies or good habits. Aside from the daily brushing of teeth and flossing, dental cleanings are procedures done in our office that work to provide overall dental hygiene and a wholesome approach to teeth, gums, the roof of your mouth, and the cheeks. Here are a few reasons why you should not substitute a dental cleaning for a home cleaning procedure; Dentists Can Remove Dirt That Is Otherwise Not Accessible with a Toothbrush Over the course of several months, our teeth accumulate dirt and layers of food substances. Regular brushing of teeth is not able to effectively remove this microscopic dirt, but we are. A visit to our office can remove layers upon layers of dirt you didn't even know you had. Our Cleaning Helps Prevents Gum Disease Good oral hygiene prevents the seeding of bacteria in the gums causing gum disease. A dental cleaning will be able to flush out all the bacteria that would otherwise be difficult to access with even the best of toothbrushes. Dental Cleaning Allows Detection of Oral Cancers Attending your regular cleaning and oral cancer screenings will enable our dentists detect any form of malignancies before their progression. An early detection and a proper diagnosis go a long way in preventing morbidity and mortality. Poor Dental Hygiene Has Been Linked to Cardiovascular Conditions When there is accumulation of dirt in the oral cavity, there is an increased risk of upper respiratory infections, such as pharyngitis. The sequelae associated with pharyngitis is rheumatic heart disease, which is a significant cause of morbidity. Regular cleanings keep such infections at bay. Next time you consider skipping your appointment for the vinegar rinse, consider whether it is worth the conditions that are linked to inadequate oral hygiene. Come see us at our office and see how much better a dental cleaning is for your teeth than a home remedy....
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