1). Prevention of Gum Disease (Gingivitis)
Gum disease is an infection in the gum tissues and bone that keep your teeth in place and is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. If diagnosed early, it can be treated and reversed. If treatment is not received, a more serious and advanced stage of gum disease may follow. Regular dental cleanings and checkups, flossing daily and brushing twice a day are key factors in preventing gum disease.
2). Maintain Good health
Recent studies have linked heart attacks and strokes to gum disease, resulting from poor oral hygiene. A dental cleaning every 6 months helps to keep your teeth and gums healthy and could possibly reduce your risk of heart disease and strokes
3). Keep Your Teeth
Since gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults, regular dental checkups and cleanings, brushing and flossing are vital to keeping as many teeth as you can. Keeping your teeth means better chewing function and ultimately, better quality of life.
4). Detect Problems Early
Your dentist and hygienist will be able to detect any early signs of problems with your teeth or gums. Early detection of cavities, broken fillings and gum disease are easily treatable. If these problems go untreated, root canals, gum surgery and removal of teeth could become the only treatment options available
5). Maintain Good Oral Health
Your dental hygienist and dentist will help to ensure that you are maintaining your good oral health by visual examination and comparing your previous dental checkups. If you are falling off track with your oral hygiene he / she will help put you back on the right path.
6). To Have a Bright and White Smile
Your dental hygienist can remove most tobacco, coffee and tea stains. During your cleaning, your hygienist will also polish your teeth to a beautiful shine.
7). To Prevent Bad Breath
Dental studies show that about 85 percent of people with persistent bad breath, also known as halitosis have a dental problem that is to blame. Good oral hygiene is essential in prevention of bad breath. Regular checkups and cleanings are the best way to make sure that you are maintaining good oral hygiene.