The Importance of Regular Teeth Cleanings
How regular dental cleanings with your dentist in Cincinnati, OH, can protect your smile
Did you know that regular teeth cleanings can protect your smile? It’s true. In fact, professional teeth cleanings are one of the most effective ways to prevent gum disease. If you let gum disease go untreated, it can lead to periodontal disease, which is one of the main causes of losing teeth.
Dr. Janette A. Williams at Montgomery Dental Care in Cincinnati, OH, offers a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dental services including professional teeth cleanings, to help protect your smile.
When you have regular dental cleanings, it protects more than just your smile. According to the Mayo Clinic, an unhealthy mouth has been linked to an increased risk of:
- Heart disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
Pregnancy makes regular teeth cleanings especially important. That’s because the circulatory and hormonal changes that come with pregnancy can cause gum inflammation. If you have periodontal disease and are pregnant, you have an increased risk of low birth weight babies or premature births.
Regular teeth cleanings help prevent gum disease by removing the soft deposits (plaque) and the hard deposits (calculus or tartar) from your teeth. These deposits are full of harmful, disease-causing bacteria. The bacteria are responsible for causing gum disease which affects your soft tissue, and periodontal disease, which affects the bone that supports your teeth.
Gum and periodontal disease can be subtle. You may or may not feel any pain, and yet periodontal disease can lead to loose teeth, and eventual tooth removal. Regular teeth cleanings can help stop disease in its tracks because your dental professional will monitor the health of your mouth at regular intervals.
In addition to diagnostic and preventive services like dental examinations, imaging, and regular teeth cleanings, the highly skilled dentist and her dental team at Montgomery Dental Care can provide all of the tools and tips you need to know to practice excellent home care.
You deserve to enjoy a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles, and your skilled dentist can help. For more information about protecting your smile with regular teeth cleanings and other dental services, call Dr. Janette Williams at Montgomery Dental Care in Cincinnati, OH, today!