4 Reasons to Consider Dental Exam and Teeth Cleaning

4 Reasons to Consider Dental Exam and Teeth Cleaning

December 12, 2018

Good oral health is something that a lot of us take for granted until it’s gone. And once it’s gone, you can be left with not only an unhealthy smile, but a decrease in your overall health as well. You see, unchecked dental decay can lead to gum disease, and gum disease can lead to other heath concerns like heart disease.

Even if you’ve never experienced any dental problems in the past, there’s no better time than now to start pre-emptive dental care in the form of dental exams and cleaning. Following are four very distinct reasons that you should consider making (and keeping!) a dental exam and teeth cleaning at least twice a year.

  • It helps you save money. Twice a year dental exams and teeth cleaning sessions can help prevent common issues such as tooth decay and gum diseases since they can be easily detected in the exam and cleaning. Think about it this way: preventative dental work is much more cost-effective than restorative dentistry which can often amount to thousands of dollars.
  • It helps remove plaque and tartar. Plaque and tartar present bacteria with a perfect place to hide and grow. Since these culprits accumulate under the gum line and in between teeth where you may not be able to reach with a regular toothbrush, it takes a dental professional to keep them at bay.
  • It helps prevent gum disease. Plaque and tartar are the leading offenders when it comes to periodontal disease. By not getting your teeth professionally examined and cleaned, you’re increasing your risk for gum disease.
  • It helps boost your general health status. Dentists can detect diseases such as heart disease and diabetes by just examining your mouth since diabetes sufferers are more likely to develop cavities than those without the disease. Also, most dental exams and cleanings, including the ones we perform at Bishara Dental, include an oral cancer screening.

What Else Sets Bishara Dental Apart

We use the latest, most advanced technology and dental equipment in our Houston office. If you’re ready to start taking control of your oral and general health, make your appointment today – we have convenient evening and Saturday appointments available!