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Importance of Routine Dental Cleanings

Have you had your teeth cleaned yet this year? Professional dental cleanings have many benefits aside from keeping your teeth bright and white. Insufficient oral hygiene contributing to Chronic Periodontitis has been linked to various systemic diseases including Chronic kidney disease, Respiratory disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, Cancer, Diabetes, and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease. Brushing and flossing at home are essential, but scheduling regular check ups and dental cleanings with your dental hygienist and dentist are very important. Here are a few noteworthy reasons why seeing your dentist is beneficial.

  1. Your dental hygienist can remove stains that leave your teeth looking dull or discolored, so you can be left with a brighter, whiter smile!

  2. Having routine Prophylaxis cleanings can help prevent gum disease, which is the number one contributing factor to early tooth loss.

  3. A strong link exists between cardiovascular disease and gum disease- by making sure you're coming in for routine cleanings, you can actually help reduce the chance of a heart attack and/or stroke.

  4. In the United States alone, 132 individuals are diagnosed with Oral Cancer. At each cleaning appointment, your dentist and hygienist are looking for early signs and/or symptoms. Early detection is key for diagnosis and the treatment of Oral Cancer.

  5. Your teeth are asymptomatic, which means that you doesn't usually feel decay until the nerve of your tooth is affected. During your routine exams and cleanings, your providers are checking for any signs of fracture and/or decay. By making sure we address any decay and/or fractures before it affects the nerve, we will save you time and money in the long run.

To get the dental care you need and deserve, please call our office to schedule an appointment. Dr. Hernandez & her team are here to help you achieve your optimal oral health goals! 941-200-5812


Oral Cancer foundation

Periodontal disease and systemic conditions: a bidirectional relationship

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