Why Routine Teeth Cleaning is Important

Dr. Lynna Pillai, Dr. Earl Bogrow, Dr. Greg Young, and the skilled dental team of Mission Point Dental Wellness Associates recommend professional teeth cleanings twice a year to keep your mouth healthy and your smile beautiful. Your Southfield, MI, dentist wants to see you regularly to help prevent oral health problems from tooth decay to oral cancer.

Prevent tooth decay

In addition to keeping up with a great oral hygiene routine at home, regular professional teeth cleanings are important for your oral health. At a professional cleaning, all plaque and tartar is removed from your teeth. When plaque is left to build up on the teeth it eats away at the enamel layer and causes cavities. It's best to have regular appointments so you can catch any cavities when they are small. Small cavities can be repaired with a filling, but when you leave cavities untreated decay can reach the tooth pulp. When the decay gets to that point, you will need a root canal or tooth replacement.

Prevent gum disease

Healthy gums are important for the health of your mouth and teeth, and if your gums bleed easily when you brush and floss it's a sign of gum disease. If gum disease isn't treated it can progress to periodontitis, leading to loss of bone mass in the jaw and loose teeth. If you notice you're bleeding easily, it's time for a cleaning!

Regular exams

Regular exams are an important opportunity for your dentist to look for signs of oral cancer, and examine your teeth for any problem areas. You can adjust your daily routine to address anything they point out and stop decay before it takes your teeth!

At home, your dentist will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day. If you have a history of decay and cavities, your dentist may recommend adding a fluoride rinse to your routine.

When you need a dentist in Southfield, MI, Mission Point Dental Wellness Associates are here for you. To make an appointment with Dr. Lynna Pillai, Dr. Earl Bogrow, or Dr. Greg Young, contact us at (248) 827-1900.

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