Good oral hygiene is totally necessary to maintain optimum oral and general health. However, brushing and flossing your teeth regularly does not quite cover that aspect. It does not mean your mouth is already free from bacteria and other substances that could destroy your teeth. This is why everyone should undergo professional dental cleaning in Edison, NJ regularly. Here are other reasons why.
Prevent gum disease
Plaque, which is a colorless bacteria film, could build up slowly on your teeth – no matter how well and how regularly you brush them. When plaque hardens, it will become tartar, becoming a much harder substance to remove. If bacteria are allowed to stay in the teeth, the person could acquire gum disease in no time.
Keep the teeth
When this gum disease progresses, the pockets on your teeth will grow deeper and deeper, moving tartar farther down into the root of the teeth. When this happens, the supporting bone could be destroyed, resulting to loosening of the teeth – and eventually falling.
Prevent odorous breath
Halitosis, or persistent bad breath, could occur from poor oral hygiene or gum disease. As a person puts food in his mouth regularly, particles of it could get stuck on the far corners of the teeth where a toothbrush couldn’t reach. This promotes the buildup of plaque and later on, of bad breath, as well.
Maintain overall health
The different systems of our body are interconnected with each other. This means that a compromise in one’s oral health could affect other systems in the body. Studies have shown that certain cases have connected heart attacks with the presence of gum disease. Because of this, it is advised that a person gets dental cleaning once every six months, aside from the regular brushing and flossing.
Get your teeth cleaned today! The experts at Gentle Dental Care would gladly help you maintain your bright smile. Contact us at (732) 549-5660 to book an appointment with us.