The Importance of Twice-A-Year Cleanings

May 23 • 2 minute read

Implementing a strong oral health routine is one of the most essential ways to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. However, no matter how diligent you may be with your at-home care, it will never replace the importance of your bi-annual cleanings by your dentist.

Below are just a few of the many reasons why it is pivotal to schedule your professional cleanings with your dental professional team. 

Cavity and Plaque Control

It is not uncommon for many individuals throughout the U.S to experience cavities at some point in their lives. Though tooth decay may seem ordinary, the truth is it can be entirely preventable. 

Going to the dentist is one of the best ways to fight against cavities as plaque and tartar build up on your teeth every day, no matter how many times you brush and floss. Even though brushing your teeth can dramatically help reduce the risk of cavities forming on your teeth, professional cleanings will take the preventive measures one step further. 

Catching Problems Before They Progress 

Twice a year dental cleanings are necessary for your oral health. While your hygienist and dentist restore and examine your teeth, they’re also checking for signs of cavities, gingivitis, incoming wisdom teeth, and other symptoms of periodontal disease.

Without regular cleanings every six months, you are increasing your risk of harmful tartar and plaque buildup. These microbes work together to help destroy tooth enamel and wreak havoc on your gums. Eventually, this causes periodontal disease, pain, and discomfort, making your visit to the dentist more frequent. To help avoid costly oral health management trips to your dental professional, visit your oral care team every six months.

Preserving Oral and Overall Health

Teeth cleaning not only helps you to achieve a bright, white smile. It can actually improve your overall health, especially when preventing against periodontal disease. This severe form of gum-tissue inflammation is not only limited to your teeth and gums; if not appropriately treated, It could find its way into your bloodstream.

Recent studies have produced more and more evidence that oral and overall health are closely connected. When there is an overabundance of harmful microbes entering your gums, it is only a matter of time until they find other ways to enter the body. 

Unfortunately, neglection of treating periodontal complications can quickly lead to a multitude serious health issues such as cardiovascular disease, heart attack, stroke, diabetes complications, and even low birth weight in infants. 

Bi-annual professional dental cleanings help you enjoy a healthy smile, mind, and body. No matter how busy your daily life may seem, you want to think twice before putting off this vital oral health treatment. 

Drs. Loren Raymond, Paul Rohrbach, and Dominic Hohman are your dedicated team of dental professionals dedicated to providing all patients the exceptional preventive dentistry services they deserve throughout the Norton, OH communities.  Call our office to schedule your comprehensive dental cleaning today! 


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