Why Regular Dental Cleanings Are Good for Your Health

It’s fairly common for patients to put off or reschedule their regular dental cleanings. But despite being one of the most basic dental services, dental cleanings play an important role in preventative care -- and your overall health.

Regular dental cleanings can prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease

Oral diseases affect over 3.5 billion people, which is half of the world’s population, and many of these cases go untreated. Tooth decay is the most prevalent oral condition recorded, with periodontal disease not far behind it.

Our oral health plays a large part in our overall health, especially as we get older. The likelihood of cavities and periodontal disease grows with age, increasing the need for regular dental cleanings.

Fortunately, if you catch periodontal disease early, it can be treated easily. It's just a matter of getting problems treated before they worsen. 

Regular dental cleanings from our experts at Marietta Dental & Implant Center can help prevent these conditions and stop them from worsening.

Periodontal disease increases your risk for other health problems

It may seem surprising, but there’s a link between periodontal disease and other major diseases, like heart disease and diabetes. Patients who have gum disease are more likely to develop both conditions, as well as a higher risk of having a heart attack.

This may be due to inflammation caused by periodontal disease. The inflammation can spread throughout your body, and since inflammation often occurs with heart disease, it can increase your risk of developing it.

Removing plaque is the key to preventing gum disease, so getting your teeth cleaned regularly promotes good overall health.

What to expect with dental cleanings 

If you've had a dental cleaning before, you might be familiar with how it works. When you visit Marietta Dental & Implant Center for dental cleanings, we examine and clean your teeth, and the process goes as follows: 

 

 

While it’s normal to dislike this procedure, treatment from an experienced and compassionate dentist at Marietta Dental & Implant Center can make it enjoyable. Many people like how clean and fresh their mouth feels after regular cleanings.

We recommend that you visit our dental center every six months for regular dental cleanings.

Ready to clean your teeth and brighten your smile? Please schedule your appointment with Marietta Dental & Implant Center by giving our office a call or booking your appointment online.




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