The Importance of Regular Teeth Cleaning and Exams with Your Battle Creek Dentist

At Houghtaling Dental, our mission is to help you and your family enjoy good oral health with an emphasis on preventative services like teeth cleanings and exams. In this post, we will look at the reasons why regular teeth cleaning and exams are so important.

Preventing gum disease. There are many people who have gum disease and don’t even realize they have it or the damage the disease is having on the tissue and bones that support your teeth and hold them in place. As time goes on, gum disease will cause bone loss which is irreversible and will eventually lead to teeth falling out. While brushing and flossing daily will help, regular teeth cleanings and exams are essential to preventing gum disease.

Preventing foul breath. A side effect of gum disease is having bad breath. You may also experience bad breath from excess tartar and plaque on your teeth and gums. Regular teeth cleanings help to prevent gum disease and remove plaque and tartar that can cause your breath to smell and your mouth to taste bad.

Helping you have a nice smile. Many of the things we like eating and drinking can stain your teeth (looking at you coffee and red wine). However, having regular teeth cleanings will help lessen these stains. If you’re still unhappy with the color of your teeth, be sure to inquire about our professional teeth whitening services.

Detecting dental issues early. One of the most important reasons to have your teeth cleaned regularly is so that your dentist can identify and treat dental issues before they become a serious (and expensive) problem.

Helping to maintain your overall health. There are serious and even life-threatening diseases that have been linked to gum disease. If you would like to learn more you can read about the health perils associated with gum disease on WebMD by clicking here.