Cleaning is important too, you know?

When you change the oil in your car, you are not doing it only because it is what is recommended by professionals, but you also do it because you know that it is a preventive method to avoid a bigger issue with your vehicle. Going to your dentist for regular teeth cleaning can prevent many problems along the road as well, here are just five reasons why you should:

1. To prevent oral cancer: Did you know someone dies from oral cancer every hour of the day in the United States? What most people don’t usually know is that oral cancer can be treated and highly curable if it is detected in its early stages. Every time you go in for a clean up, you don’t only go to make your smile even more beautiful, your dentist screens your teeth for signs of cancer at the same time. 2. To keep your teeth: Let’s face it, no one dreams of having to wear prosthetic teeth or walk around with a missing tooth. Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults, and just like many other diseases it could be preventable if you maintain the good habit of getting your teeth clean, brushing and flossing. 3. To detect dental problems early: Your dentist and hygienist will be able to detect any early signs of problems with your teeth or gums. Early detection of cavities, broken fillings and gum disease are easily treatable. If these problems go untreated, root canals, gum surgery and removal of teeth could become the only treatment options available. 4. To have a bright and white smile: As it is common knowledge, smoking, drinking coffee and other practices can be harmful for your teeth and their appearance. Going for your routinary teeth cleaning can prevent the acids and chemicals from harming your teeth and in fact, your dentist can remove and polish your teeth so those nasty stains so your teeth can have a beautiful shine. 5. To prevent bad breath: Let’s face it, you don’t want to be the person that every one has to cover their nose up when they are speaking to you. While we all wish we could have that post tooth brush freshness all day long, but we snack, we drink tea or coffee or soda, and as you may know every time we do this, germs happen and we lose that freshness.  Good oral hygiene is essential in preventing bad breath. Regular check ups and cleanings are the best way to make sure that you are maintaining good oral hygiene. These are just a few of the reasons why getting your regular teeth cleaning can be very helpful and can help prevent several problems for the long run. At Las Cruces Dental Solutions we are always more than happy to help you with this, we encourage you to check our website for more information and even request an appointment.

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