While most of us don’t particularly enjoy going to the dentist, we know that it’s good for us. We like our breath to smell good, our teeth to be white, and to have good oral health so we don’t lose our teeth in the future. However, in the busyness of life, seeing the dentist regularly can be a chore and a pain (pun intended). You can be tempted to skip your regular dental cleanings.
M Dental is a family dentist with offices in Mississauga and Scarborough. We offer impeccable dental care that includes teeth whitening, cavity fillings, crowns and bridges, dental implants, and so much more. We aim to ensure good oral health for you and your entire family. Below, we’ll explain why skipping your regular dental cleanings is not a good idea. Contact our dental clinic today to get started!
WHY YOU SHOULD NOT SKIP YOUR REGULAR DENTAL CLEANINGS
To Keep Your Teeth
While some people may think this is an overstatement, it wasn’t all that long ago that losing your teeth was a part of aging that most people experienced. Gum disease and tooth decay, once started, can progress quickly and can take your teeth with them. By investing in regular dental cleanings, you will be able to prevent gum disease and tooth decay.
To Detect Any Signs of Trouble
As with any medical conditions, the sooner they are discovered, the better chance you have of overcoming them, such as with cancer. This holds true for your teeth as well. Most regular dental cleanings include an exam by your local dentist. He or she will check your mouth for tooth decay, signs of gum disease, cavities, crowding of your teeth, oral cancer, and more. Dentists are trained in all the warning signs of dental problems, and if caught early, can be treated easily. If you catch dental problems later, not only can the dental problem be more extensive, but it can be more expensive to treat as well.
To Keep Your Breath Fresh
Bad breath is often caused by plaque buildup on your teeth. Plaque is the sticky film that coats your teeth. It contains bacteria that can make your breath smell bad. Removing plaque also protects you from tooth loss or tooth decay.
To Protect the Health of Your Body
Many doctors believe that if your teeth are infected, or you have periodontitis (gum disease), this can affect your overall health. Bacteria from the plaque on your teeth can enter your bloodstream, and this has been linked to strokes, heart attacks, and high cholesterol.
To Brighten Your Smile
Over time, our teeth become stained from the foods we eat and drink, such as drinking coffee, tea, red wine, and more. When you invest in regular dental cleanings the plaque and other discolorations are polished off, leaving your teeth pearly white once again.
To Detect Cavities
Cavities are a very common problem these days, due to the high sugar levels in the foods most people eat. By brushing your teeth and flossing daily, you can keep cavities at bay. However, having your teeth professionally cleaned will allow your local dentist a chance to check your teeth for cavities and give your teeth a deep cleaning to help keep cavities at bay.
HOW M DENTAL CAN HELP YOU WITH YOUR REGULAR CLEANING NEEDS
M Dental loves working with patients, and we especially love seeing you on a regular basis. While we understand that it can be tempting to skip the dentist since it is just one more thing on your to-do list, as you can see from the problems above, we don’t recommend this.
A dental cleaning only lasts between 30 and 45 minutes, even if you have X-rays taken. In the overall grand scheme of life, that time is nothing, especially when you consider what it can save you in the long run in pain, hassle, and money.
At M Dental, we offer two dental office locations to better serve you, one in Mississauga and one in Scarborough. We offer a wide variety of dental services because we believe in helping you in all aspects of your dental care. Furthermore, we understand that it can be a pain just to make it to your regular dental cleaning. If you need an advanced dental procedure done, such as a tooth extraction or a dental implant, you don’t want to go elsewhere. We have responded to our patients’ needs consistently.
Our mission is to help you have the best oral health care possible. We do this primarily through your regular dental cleaning. This is our time to ensure nothing new has developed since the last time we saw you, and if something has, to take care of it right away. Don’t put off your regular dental cleaning. Call our dental clinic today!