How can Professional Dental Cleanings Improve Your Dental Health?

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When our dental health is compromised by a bacterial infection, it can become difficult to chew, speak, or even breathe properly. A professional dental cleaning from vida dental spa will help eliminate these problems by removing the bacteria from your mouth and below your gum line using various tools. 

Professional dental cleanings are just as important as regular visits to your dentist. Even with proper home care, food particles and bacteria can build up in the gum line, below the surface of your teeth. Professional cleanings help to eliminate these issues by going beneath the gum line with additional tools to remove the offending causes of bacterial infections.

In fact, routine professional dental cleanings can help you avoid the risk of the following:

  • Cavities and tooth decay

Cavities and tooth decay are caused by the bacteria in your mouth. They produce acids that can break down your tooth enamel and cause cavities. The bacteria can also irritate the gums, causing them to recede, exposing the roots of your teeth. This is called gingivitis, it can lead to periodontal disease if not treated. Professional dental cleanings can remove bacteria, food particles, and plaque below the gum line and help to prevent cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease.

  • Gum disease

Gum disease is caused by poor oral hygiene and the build-up of plaque and bacteria. Gingivitis requires professional dental cleanings to keep your gums healthy. Going to the dentist and doing professional dental cleanings regularly will help prevent these issues from developing in the first place.

  • Oral cancer

Early detection of oral cancer is essential to survival. Professional dental cleanings can help your dentist to check for signs of oral cancer, which include:

  • A sore that does not heal within two weeks
  • A lump or thickening that is not part of your teeth
  • Unusual bleeding or pain in the mouth
  • A change in the size, color, shape, or feel of your tongue or cheek
  • Bad breath

Bad breath is caused by bacteria building up in your mouth. Most people have bad breath that is not noticeable to others. Professional dental cleanings remove the bacteria and food particles that cause gum disease. They can also help eliminate plaque from the tongue, which can also cause bad breath.

  • Tooth loss¬†

Teeth are quite resilient. They can be sometimes easily damaged by a bacterial infection or other dental conditions. Professional dental cleanings remove bacteria, food particles, and plaque below the gum line. This can help you prevent tooth loss up to an extent.