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Posts for tag: Cleanings

By Dr. Marcia Martinez
October 06, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Believe it or not, a lot of people believe that dental cleanings are a waste of time because they already brush and floss. While at-home oral hygiene is critical to oral health, professional dental cleanings are also essential to maintaining health teeth and gum tissue. This is why we are here to let our Orlando dental patients understand why regular dental cleanings should be a part of your dental routine. 

Benefit #1 of Teeth Cleanings: Prevent Gum Disease 

Gum (periodontal) disease is a bacterial infection caused by plaque (a sticky film). Without proper removal of plaque, it will continue to build up, making it more difficult to remove. Plaque buildup can lead to gum irritation and inflammation. You need a dental professional to check your gums at least once a year to make sure it is healthy and not being affected by bad bacteria and decay. 

Benefit #2 of Teeth Cleanings: Make Teeth Brighter 

We know a lot of our patients drink coffee or tea, and some may even smoke tobacco. These type of habits can stain teeth. Bi-annual receiving a dental cleaning helps remove deeper external stains that a toothbrush and floss can’t get rid of. 

Benefit #3 of Teeth Cleanings: Prevent Bad Breath

There are a number of reasons that someone might have bad breath, formally known as halitosis. These reasons include:
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Periodontal disease
  • Food particles stuck between teeth
  • Tooth infection
Good oral hygiene is crucial in preventing many of these conditions. Checkups and cleanings are the best way to make sure that you are maintaining good oral hygiene.

Other Steps for Clean Teeth

Seeing a dentist regularly is a vital part of a healthy dental regimen. Besides regular visits for teeth cleaning, there are also steps you can take at home to guarantee a clean and beautiful smile.
  • Eat tooth-friendly foods
  • Brush your teeth twice a day
  • Floss your teeth twice a day or after every meal
  • Use mouthwash
Now that you see all the benefits of dental cleanings, make an appointment with Dr. Martinez today! We guarantee a warm, caring and stress-free environment for the ultimate dental experience.