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How Dental Cleanings and Exams Benefit You

November 23, 2020
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Posted By: Mount Waverley Smiles
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Routine dental check-ups play an integral role in your oral hygiene. Not only do they help keep your teeth and gums sparkly and fresh, but they also allow Dr Austin Rhee and Dr William Huynh the opportunity to check for common dental issues like tooth decay or gum disease. 

At Mount Waverley Smiles, we always recommend dental cleans every six months or as recommended by your Mount Waverley dentist. Through regular preventive dentistry, we keep your smile in great shape and stop major oral health issues from becoming painful dental emergencies.

The Importance of Letting Us Clean Your Teeth

Not worrying about your dental health can give patients peace of mind. Many patients understand that regular visits to see their dentist can be essential, but there are many benefits to twice yearly routine dental checkups, including:

Prevent Tooth Decay

The most common reason we see patients for cleans and exams is to avoid tooth decay and cavities. It's usually much easier to fill a cavity than it is to get a root canal. Teeth cleans don't need to be unpleasant; we work with patients to make sure they are completely comfortable.

Prevent Tooth Loss

We have all heard how serious gum disease can be. When plaque is allowed to build up on teeth, it can quickly develop into gum disease. Without treatment, the supporting jaw bone and gum tissue can be destroyed, causing teeth to loosen and fall. We can greatly reduce the risk of developing this disease with regular dental cleans and exams.

Control Bacteria That Create Bad Breath

Dental exams and checkups can help control bacteria that leads to bad breath. Patients can do their part to reduce bacteria through daily brushing and flossing to keep their smiles nice and fresh.

Protect Your Health and Well-Being

No person is an island, and neither are their bodily systems. Our teeth and gums can have a vital impact on our heart health as well as general health. Your teeth's roots are located close to your brain cavity and sinuses, making an infection within your mouth potentially serious. With regular cleans and exams, we can help keep your entire body as healthy as possible while helping you avoid critical health issues down the road.

Call Us to Arrange Your Next Dental Cleans and Exam

Generally, our dental checkups allow our dentists to visually examine your teeth and gums. We may take digital x-rays to be able to see beneath the surface. Our dentist will check for signs of gum disease, tooth decay, infections, abscesses, injury and more.

During your dental cleans, we remove and plaque and tartar before polishing the surface of your teeth of stains. Many patients love the squeaky-clean feeling, along with knowing their well-being is protected.

Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.