Dental Cleanings & Prevention
Have you been keeping up with your appointments to get your teeth professionally cleaned? Even with the most meticulous oral hygiene practices at home, plaque and tartar can deposit around your gum line and between your teeth causing a host of problems. These deposits can only be removed during a professional cleaning. Make sure to schedule your exam and cleaning at Tracey Dental in the McKinney, TX area to keep your smile healthy and bright for years to come.
Dental Cleanings Prevent Cavities and Gum Disease
Regular cleanings at your dentist’s office help prevent decay and gum disease. If plaque is left sitting on your teeth and your gumline, the bacteria it houses produce acids that will slowly eat away at your tooth enamel, leading to tooth decay.
Plaque and tartar are the primary causes of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. Gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease, is characterized by the swelling and bleeding of the gums. A professional dental cleaning and meticulous oral care at home usually reverse this condition.
If gingivitis is left untreated it can advance to periodontitis. The gums begin pulling away from the teeth, forming spaces called pockets. These pockets can become inflamed and infected, leading to complications including tooth loss.
Dental Cleanings Translate into a Healthier You
Studies have uncovered a connection between periodontal disease and health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease and more. Thus, professional cleaning is essential not only for the health of your teeth but also for your general well-being.
More Reasons You Should Get Your Teeth Cleaned
During your professional cleaning, our dental hygienist can remove most of the surface stains that dull and discolor your teeth, so you’ll enjoy a brighter, whiter smile. Cleanings also help prevent bad breath, a condition known as halitosis. Most dental plans cover routine cleanings which will help prevent many problems from developing, saving you money down the road.
Contact Tracy Dental to schedule your professional cleaning. Caring for your teeth today will mean less dental problems down the road. We look forward to helping you enjoy a healthy smile for years to come.