Why You Need Professional Teeth Cleanings and Oral Hygiene

Why You Need Professional Teeth Cleanings and Oral Hygiene

Your dentist in Warriewood, NSW, emphasizes prevention to save you time in the dental chair. Our goal is to keep your teeth and gums healthy for life. A healthy smile also promotes better overall wellness.

Through prevention—dental check-ups and teeth clean—we lower your risks for costly and time-consuming dental treatments. For your part, we strongly encourage excellent oral hygiene.

Use a Regular Dental Check-Up and Teeth Cleaning to Prevent Dental Illness

Lack of dental care is responsible for many oral health conditions and complications, including:

  • Tooth decay
  • Oral infections
  • Gingivitis
  • Gum disease
  • Chronic bad breath

At your preventive dental check-up and cleaning, you can expect the following:

  • A comprehensive visual exam of your teeth, gums and oral structures
  • Periodic x-rays if we suspect an oral health issue
  • An oral cancer screening
  • A professional tooth cleaning

If you’re prone to cavities or present with weakened enamel, your dentist may recommend additional preventive care, including dental sealants and fluoride treatments.

Your comprehensive dental check-up allows your dentist to root out emerging issues like gingivitis, small chips, and hidden cavities. And periodic x-rays provide a way to compare oral changes over time and diagnose suspected dental health issues.

Through regular teeth cleanings, we rid your gums and dental enamel of the ingredients that lead to decay, gum disease, oral infections, and future tooth loss. With our special instruments, we can clear away all that your toothbrush leaves behind—the stubborn and hard-to-reach plaque and tartar.

Keeping Your Teeth Healthy Between Dental Check-Ups and Teeth Cleanings in Warriewood

Between dental visits, it’s essential to brush and floss regularly. For brushing, we recommend doing so at least twice daily. And it would be best if you were flossing at least once. However, if you can brush and floss after every meal, all the better!

For toothbrushing, we suggest a soft-bristled toothbrush. Additionally, it’s crucial to spend time on each tooth, hitting all surfaces, including the gums. Finally, with flossing, it’s important never to force the string. Instead, move naturally between teeth, using a fresh length of floss for each pass.

Nutrition also plays a role in prevention. It is best to avoid or eliminate acidic and sugary foods and drinks. This includes overindulgence in fruit juices, cakes, and candy.

Preventing Gum Disease is Essential

When you think of gum disease, you likely imagine tooth loss. Of course, losing your teeth to a preventable condition is severe. But there are other complications related to gum disease that you may not have considered.

Some studies and evidence link gum disease to the following:

  • Low birth weight in babies
  • Premature labour
  • Heart health issues
  • Lung health issues
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Gum disease starts as gingivitis, a reversible condition. When gingivitis becomes full gum disease, the symptoms are only treatable. The good news is when you visit the dentist regularly, we can spot gingivitis before the onset of gum disease.

Remember, it is only through preventive dentistry and excellent oral hygiene—along with quitting tobacco—that you lower your gum disease risks. Therefore, when considering the potentially severe consequences of gum disease, it only makes sense to exercise prevention.

For Preventive Dentistry in Warriewood, We Welcome Your Call

Preventive dentistry and excellent oral hygiene allow you to enjoy a comfortable and healthy smile for life.

To learn more about our dental services or to arrange a dental check-up and cleaning in the Northern Beaches area, we invite you to reach out to a team member today. We look forward to seeing you and always look forward to welcoming new patients into our dental family.