Why should you get your teeth cleaned?

Don’t you just love running your tongue along your teeth after a thorough teeth cleaning? It’s kind of like getting a haircut; your head feels lighter, the small breeze blowing on your face brushes along your scalp and it just feels so good.

Similarly, after a good dental hygiene cleaning your teeth feel lighter. Plus, there are no little bumps, your teeth feel so smooth. Also, a cleaning removes a lot of plaque, tartar buildup and staining from your teeth. Finally, a proper teeth cleaning helps prevent gum disease, while reducing your risk of any tooth loss and other dental problems.

patient receiving proper teeth cleaning

As a result, you also reduced your risk for the following:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Lung infections
  • Kidney problems
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Infertility
  • Preterm birth
  • Erectile dysfunction

Routine dental care even reduces risk of some cancers. Did you know one person dies from oral cancer every hour? However, many of kinds of cancers are curable if detected at an early stage during a routine cleaning.

Additionally, routine teeth cleaning saves money! Yes, prevention is better and more cost effective than an emergency visit for oral care. Regular dentist care isn’t expensive – neglecting your teeth is!

routine teeth cleaning reduces problems with poor dental care

Top 11 reasons for Regular Teeth Cleaning and Routine Dental Care?

  1. Saves Money

    Routine teeth cleanings saves money and lowers your dental bills. Why? It is easier to detect early signs of problems such as broken fillings and fractures before the issues become larger and more costly. Plus, most dental plans cover regular cleanings. So review your dental plan and take advantage of your benefits.

  2. Prevents Gum Disease

    Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums and first stage of gum disease) is caused by the plaque build-up around your teeth. This leads to swollen gums and teeth that bleed when you brush them. Also, plaque accumulates from food and bacteria. Plus, gum disease increases the risk of early tooth loss. Fortunately, regular cleanings helps reduce these risks.

  3. Prevents Cavities

    The white film that builds  up on your teeth is called plaque, which is the leading cause of tooth decay. This acidic substance eats away at the tooth enamel and, if left unattended, leads to cavities. However, plaque can be removed by brushing, flossing and regular dental cleanings.

  4. Reduces Chance of Heart Attack and/or Stroke

    Bacteria from your mouth migrates. Some bacteria can make its way into your bloodstream and increase your chance of heart attack or stroke.

  5. Prevents or Minimize Diabetes

    The relationship between serious gum disease and diabetes is a two-way street. First, gum disease makes it harder to control your blood glucose. Additionally, people with diabetes more susceptible to serious gum disease. Plus, serious gum disease may have the potential to affect blood glucose control and contribute to the progression of diabetes.

  6. Prevents Dementia

    Poor oral health increases your risk of developing dementia by 33%.

  7. Removes Stains 

    Toothpaste contains mild abrasives that removes debris and surface stains. Routine cleanings help keep your teeth looking fresh, healthy and white.

  8. Brightens Your Smile

    Although toothpaste contains mild abrasives, it remains the best way to apply minerals and other desensitizers to your teeth. Regular teeth cleanings ensure proper brushing.

  9. Have a Health Baby

    Gum disease has been shown to increase the chance of premature birth and/or low birth weight. It can also be one of the many causes of delayed conception and impotence. So get your mouth and gums healthy first.

  10. Fresh Breath

    Avoid embarrassing moments. Routine dental visits help ensure fresh breath. Your mouth will start to smell if you don’t clean it regularly.

  11. StayKissable

    Regular visits improves your overall oral care. Keep your smile bright and stay kissable.

That 2 minutes brush, twice a day can not only save your teeth and keep your smile looking beautiful, it can also literally save your life.

Care for your teeth — make an Appointment


If you would like to know more about your oral health, dental care, and having a fresh healthy smile for life call us at 860-645-0111. Make an appointment today and start receiving those benefits.

We have a dedicated hygiene center, which is located at our main office in Manchester at 483 Middle Tpk W Ste 300. The Hygiene Center is open 7 days a week with late hours. You’re able to get a cleaning at all of our offices but we feel so strongly about preventative dentistry that we have dedicated one Hygiene Center for it.

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