Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Importance of Regular Cleanings

Although you may not think about going to the dentist until you have a problem, such as a toothache or loose filling, routine checkups are very important! Coming in for a checkup and regular cleanings plays a vital role in maintaining good oral health and preventing dental problems.

At Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center, we offer a variety of dental services including regular cleanings and oral hygiene upkeep. Regular dental cleanings involve removing plaque and tartar from the teeth and gum line. Even if you brush your teeth and floss regularly, you still need a dental cleaning.

A professional cleaning involves the use of special tools, which helps remove tartar that brushing can’t. In addition, the hygienist and dentist can detect signs of gum disease early and recommended treatment. Regular cleanings also give your doctor at Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center the opportunity to follow your dental health and compare your current condition with previous visits. This helps determine if gum disease is progressing.

Current research indicates gum disease may increase your chances of developing health problems, such as heart disease. Maintaining good oral health is not only about having a nice smile and white teeth. Preventing gum disease and keeping your mouth healthy can have an impact on your overall health. Schedule an appointment at our Philadelphia, PA practice with Dr. Shireen Malik or Dr. James Cavalancia by calling (215) 279-1193.

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