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However, before diving into the benefits of regular ‘dental cleanings,’ also known as ‘teeth cleaning,’ let us define what this treatment entails.
According to Wikipedia, “Teeth cleanings are part of oral hygiene and involve the removal of dental plaque from teeth to prevent cavities (dental caries), gingivitis, and periodontal disease.”
A regular teeth cleaning routine can be done at home or in the comfort of your local dentist’s office for a more extensive treatment that removes stains and debris. Let us explain.
At-Home Teeth Cleaning
Most people routinely clean their teeth at home by brushing and flossing, referred to in technical terms as interdental cleaning, which removes debris and interproximal dental plaque that collects between two teeth; dental floss and other interdental cleaners help cleanse these hard-to-reach tooth surfaces and reduce the likelihood of gum disease and tooth decay.
Teeth cleaning, or prophylaxis is typically done by your dentist or an experienced hygienist, removing hardened deposits (tartar) and tooth staining not removed by routine in-home brushing and flossing.
Note: Those with dentures and natural teeth may supplement their cleaning routine with a denture cleanser.
Six things regular teeth cleanings do to help maintain good oral hygiene:
- Prevent cavities.
- Stop tooth loss.
- Brighten your smile.
- Freshen your breath.
- Boost your overall health.
- Save money.
Dental cleanings help remove dental plaque, which can cause tooth decay. By preventing plaque build-up and addressing it early, you can reduce the risk of cavities.
Stop Tooth Loss:
Gum disease, often initiated by plaque build-up, is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Regularly scheduled cleanings can help identify and treat gum disease early, preventing tooth loss.
Brighten Your Smile:
Dental cleanings can effectively remove stains from your teeth caused by smoking, coffee, tea, and other staining substances, resulting in a whiter and brighter smile.
Freshen Your Breath:
Proper oral hygiene prevents bad breath and helps to eliminate bacteria and plaque build-up, contributing to unpleasant breath odour, also known as halitosis.
Boost Overall Health:
Research has shown a strong connection between oral and overall health. Regular teeth cleaning reduces the risk of systemic diseases, including heart disease and stroke. Additionally, dental professionals can detect early signs of various medical conditions during routine oral exams.
Investing in good oral hygiene saves you money in the long run. You can avoid more expensive and extensive dental treatments by preventing dental issues like cavities and gum disease.
It’s also important to note that while at-home dental care, such as brushing and flossing, is essential, professional treatments are necessary to address hardened deposits (tartar) that are difficult to remove with regular oral hygiene practices.
Cleaning your teeth regularly is crucial in maintaining oral health, preventing dental problems, and contributing to overall well-being. They are a cost-effective preventative measure to ensure a healthy smile and detect potential health issues early on.
At Keshavarz Dentistry, we provide teeth cleanings in Brampton that leave your breath minty, clean and free of stains! We clean teeth for families in or near the Brampton area, including kids, teens, adults and seniors.
In Brampton, Call 905-791-3867 or email us to book an appointment online. You’ll be glad you did!
About Dr. Keshavarz
With over 20 years of experience in dentistry, Dr. Keshavarz is a dentist in Brampton who has dedicated her life to the profession and the care of her patients. Dr. Keshavarz routinely participates in continuing education and professional training courses to ensure the best care for her patients and believes in taking time to understand the oral health needs of each of her patients. Recently, she has taken up bike riding and especially enjoys riding with her kids. She speaks both English and Farsi.