It’s Time To Spring Clean … Your Teeth!
Though the origins of spring cleaning may be unclear, the fact is, it’s a tradition. From clearing winter clothes out of closets, sweeping gravel off of the road, or cleaning the grill in preparation for barbeque season, it’s a way for us all to say goodbye to that long Pennsylvania winter and welcome in a new season. While you’re making your spring cleaning “to-do” list, you may want to add one more important item: getting your teeth cleaned.
Why Are Cleanings So Important?
Professional dental cleanings don’t just make your teeth feel so clean that they’re slippery, they provide plenty of other benefits, including:
- Cavity prevention — You can brush and floss like a champ, but only specialized dental tools can thoroughly clean those pearly whites. Dentists, dental assistants, and hygienists can recognize areas of potential decay and clean them like no one else, helping you avoid cavities.
- A brighter smile — Over time, your daily coffee habit leaves its mark on your teeth. A professional cleaning can get rid of the surface stains, making your teeth appear brighter.
- Tooth loss prevention — Plaque is sneaky and can hide out nearly anywhere in your mouth. When it settles along your gum line and hardens into tartar, it can cause periodontitis, or gum disease. Not only is gum disease painful, it is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Regular cleanings help keep your teeth right where they belong: in your mouth.
- Fresher breath — There are many causes of bad breath, including a decayed tooth or infected gums. Another cause happens to be improperly cleaned teeth. If your missing the teeth all the way in the back of your mouth, you will eventually experience halitosis. Keep your breath nice and fresh by having your teeth cleaned this spring.
No matter what time of year, the Wayne Dental Care team is ready to improve your dental and overall health with a professional cleaning. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment. We proudly serve patients in Wayne, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding areas.