Punta Gorda Dentist on the Importance of Cleanings
One of the most common reasons for an appointment request with Punta Gorda dentist Dr. Dehdashti is for a dental cleaning and exam. These visits, if kept up with by the patient every 6 months, can have huge benefits for their whole body and oral health in the short and long term. And while we do feel we do our best to educate patients on the importance of these cleanings in-office, we know that sometimes patients may push them to the backburner, and skip their visit for months, even years.
To help potentially persuade some of the patients who have been missing their cleanings and exams lately, we have listed below some benefits of the all essential dental cleaning for your review:
-Prevent tooth loss: the road to the loss of a tooth usually is routed through gum disease, which can begin with the build-up of plaque. As the disease grows, it further descends down the tooth to the root where it can ruin jaw support and cause the tooth to dislodge. Regular cleanings can help remove any plaque that is building up and thus help prevent gum disease and save your smile.
-Freshens breath: imagine smelling a piece of food that sat out for 5 months…not very desirable is it? Now imagine that same food stuck between your teeth. Rotted food, plaque, and tartar can all cause bad breath- so by having a routine cleaning done, we can take away the bad odor causes and make your breath beautiful, not pungent, for others to enjoy.
-Brighten your smile: no matter how much you brush and floss, stains can build-up on the teeth from your dietary choices made over time. Coffee, tea, wine and more can discolor your pearly whites, but a professional cleaning from our office can restore your brilliant smile in less time than it takes to steep some cold brew.
Besides all of the above reasons to seek cleanings and exams- it also can save you money and time. Avoid the bigger, more time consuming and costly dental treatments you may need down the line by catching an issue before it matures and eliminating decay and disease cause detriments like plaque and tartar.
Schedule your next cleaning with Dr. Dehdashti, the top Punta Gorda dentist, by calling (941) 624-0990.