Teeth cleaning and routine check ups keep your mouth in great shape. Brushing and flossing at home are very important, but they don’t get the hard to reach places. Prevent tooth loss, gum disease and bad breath issues by coming in for a deep teeth cleaning regularly.Some people need a deep teeth cleaning every three months while others can come in twice per year. It just depends on the health of your teeth and gums.
There’s nothing quite like that fresh, just-left-the-dentist feeling after getting your teeth professionally cleaned. It feels so nice! We remove hardened plaque so that your teeth feel super-smooth and healthy.
What Are the Benefits of Preventive Dentistry?
Did you know that there are secondary health risks that come with poor oral health? Not only will your mouth be uncomfortable when there’s a problem, but gum disease and tooth decay can lead to other health problems in the body like:
- Poorly Controlled Diabetes
- Respiratory Disease
- Heart Disease
For example, because of poor blood circulation in diabetics, gum disease can get out of control quickly. If an infection takes hold, it causes blood sugar to rise and can become very difficult to control. Mouth infections can enter the blood stream and cause respiratory infections like pneumonia, bronchitis and even COPD.
Gingivitis plays a role in clogged arteries and blood clots. According to colgateprofessional.com,”gum disease and tooth loss may contribute to plaques in the carotid artery. In one study, 46 percent of participants who’d lost up to nine teeth had carotid artery plaque; among those who’d lost 10 or more teeth, 60 percent of them had such plaque.”
Learn more at Colgate’s Guide to Oral Health.
Prevent Tooth Decay and Other Health Issues with Comprehensive Dental Exams
The sooner you can detect tooth decay, the easier it is to fix it. It’s less expensive too. Our comprehensive dental exams include:
- periodic digital x-rays,
- gum health monitoring,
- oral cancer screenings and more
If needed, we also use intraoral cameras and DIAGNOdent cavity detection to accurately reveal problems that may compromise your smile. Preventive dental care helps detect cavities, enamel wear, gum disease, and as discussed above, prevent health complications and issues later down the line.
We always include a professional teeth cleaning to complete your exam, so you’ll leave here with your teeth feeling great. Has it been several months (or even years) since you’ve been to the dentist? You’ll find compassionate and non-judgmental service here at Tuscany Dental Care. In fact, we are a relationship-based practice that values the importance of treating the patient behind the smile. We perform top quality dental checkups and cleanings for patients of all ages. We’ll help maximize your dental insurance benefits. No insurance? That’s OK!We offer a Quality Dental Plan for patients who are uninsured to help save some money.
Your smile is one of your most valuable assets; give it the attention it deserves. Schedule your next teeth cleaning and dental exam at our convenient San Antonio – Stone Oak location, located on Sonterra Boulevard. We’ll work around your schedule and there’s a good chance we can squeeze you in today.