Regular visits to your dentist for teeth cleaning and routine exams are just part of your oral health routine to prevent cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease from occurring. We encourage our patients to visit our Summerlin dental office every six months for their routine exam so we can stop small problems in their tracks and prevent future dental problems from occurring. Your mouth is the doorway to the rest of your body so it’s important to keep your gums and teeth healthy to promote overall good health.
Schedule a dental hygiene visit with us every six months for the best results. Whether you’re due for an appointment or you would like to schedule a future one with Dr. Polley, give us a call at (702) 873-0324 or email us today and we will fit you in.
Why Teeth Cleaning and Regular Dental Exams are Important for Prevention
There are many different techniques and treatments in the field of dentistry to restore and replace damaged teeth. As exciting and intriguing these treatments may be, it’s still important to shine your focus on preventive dentistry in the first place. Preventive dentistry can help you avoid problems down the line that cause discomfort and expensive procedures to treat them.
For example, if a small cavity goes untreated can destroy your tooth, cause an infection and even spread to surrounding teeth. A small cavity can lead to multiple extractions if not treated early. Not only will this damage your oral health but also your overall health. The bacteria from the infection can spread from your tooth to your jawbone and sinuses to destroy tissue and even threaten your life. Once your tooth becomes infected with bacteria, a root canal is the only way to stop future damage.
With regular dental exams, we can detect and treat small cavities in their early stage so you don’t have to deal with the other possible outcomes. In addition, regular dental cleanings help prevent cavities in the first place. By removing plaque and tartar from your teeth and underneath the gum lines, your teeth are less likely to experience cavities. We can also provide you with additional cavity protection by using a product known as CariFree to reduce your risk of cavities.
Protecting Your General Health with Dental Exams and Teeth Cleaning
Since everything in your body is connected, if your mouth becomes unhealthy, it can affect the rest of your body. Even mild gum disease can increase the bacteria load in your body and result in a compromised immune system. When your immune system becomes compromised, it is less able to fight infections in the rest of your body. In the US, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. It can also increase the risk of stroke, premature death, heart attack, Alzheimer’s disease, and other health concerns.
With regular dental exams and cleanings, you can stop gum disease and other dental problems in their early stages to protect your overall health from problems.
Improving Oral Health and Smile Aesthetics
General dentist Dr. Polley, recommends visits to our dental office in Summerlin for professional hygiene visits and checkups every six months for the best results. During these appointments, we will check your mouth for problems, treat them if necessary, clean your teeth and recommend additional preventive care to protect your teeth from problems. Our main goal is to give you the tools you need to maintain good oral hygiene outside the office with preventive dentistry.
Your regular checkups also benefit your smile’s aesthetics. Once we remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and polish them to remove surface stains, you will see their natural brilliance. This will tell you if you even need a teeth whitening treatment or other cosmetic dentistry treatments to achieve a better smile. Dr. Polley is happy to discuss cosmetic dentistry options with you if you’re unhappy with your smile.