Dental Cleanings Woodburn OR
Our oral health is interconnected with our overall health. Regular dental cleanings contribute to overall well-being by reducing the risk of oral infections and inflammation that could potentially affect other parts of the body. Research suggests associations between oral health and conditions like cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Contact us at Mid Valley Family Dental today to schedule a dental cleaning.
What Are the Benefits of a Dental Exam and Teeth Cleaning?
While it is very important to brush twice daily and floss at least once per day, plaque and tartar can still build up on the teeth. That is why it is so important to maintain regular dental visits with us at Mid Valley Family Dental every six months. There are many benefits to having regular dental exams and cleanings.
Plaque and Tartar Removal
Dental cleanings effectively remove plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) from the surfaces of the teeth. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth and can lead to cavities and gum disease if not adequately removed. Tartar, which forms when plaque hardens, cannot be removed by regular brushing and flossing alone.
Prevention of Cavities
By eliminating plaque and tartar, dental cleanings help prevent the development of cavities. Cavities are areas of tooth decay that, if left untreated, can lead to pain, infection, and the need for more extensive dental procedures such as fillings, crowns, and root canals.
Gum Disease Prevention
Regular dental cleanings play a crucial role in preventing gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease. Gum disease is characterized by inflammation of the gums, sensitivity of the gums, bleeding, and, in advanced stages, the loss of bone supporting the teeth. Cleanings remove irritants that contribute to gum disease, promoting gum health. For those patients with gum disease, we recommend they come in and see us more frequently, every three to four months, for periodontal care and maintenance to help treat gum disease.
Dental cleanings contribute to fresh breath by eliminating bacteria and plaque that can cause bad breath. The removal of tartar, which can trap odor-causing bacteria, results in improved breath freshness.
Brighter, Whiter Smile
Professional dental cleanings can contribute to a brighter, whiter smile. The removal of surface stains and polishing during the cleaning process enhances the appearance of teeth, resulting in a more radiant smile. We also have whitening treatments available if you desire an even brighter smile.
Dental Exams Provide an Early Detection of Dental Issues
Dental cleanings are accompanied by thorough dental exams. This allows our dentist and hygienists to detect early signs of dental issues such as cavities, gum disease, and any other abnormalities. During your dental exam you will also receive an oral cancer screening, a quick and easy exam. Early detection enables timely intervention and prevents the progression of problems.
Dental Cleanings at Mid Valley Family Dental
Maintaining oral hygiene is key to healthy gums and teeth. Consistency through regular at-home care and dental visits are the best approach. Contact Mid Valley Family Dental at (503) 981-5111 to schedule your next teeth cleaning.
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