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The Importance of Regular Cleanings and Exams
Healthy mouth and oral hygiene affect general physical and psychological health, equally. Oral hygiene affects many health conditions, directly and in directly, as it can be one of the causes or early factors, that would lead to a certain distress as a participating factor. Some of those health conditions might even develop to diabetes, heart disease, and stroke in few cases. A healthy full-term pregnancy possibly has a correlation with good oral health. Regular dental exams are necessary and inevitable for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Among many benefits of regular teeth cleanings and exams are:
- Tooth decay early detection and prevention.
- Gum disease prophylaxis and early detection.
- Preventing tooth loss.
- Teeth preservation and whitening.
- Oral cancer early detection.
Regular professional dental exam and cleaning gives the dentist an early and regular, opportunity to assess and diagnose any issues, and provide the most effective treatment or precautions for a dental or oral health issues in the early stages. During a routine dental exam, there are basic procedures:
Thorough teeth cleaning, oral health evaluation, Cavity and gum diseases detection exams as well are part of any regular oral or dental examination. The examination also includes thorough jaw, tongue, face, neck, and mouth checks for any abnormalities or issues that might develop into any dental or gum related issue. In some cases, digital X-rays and other tests might be part of the routine to make sure, if needed, that all areas of assessment are clear, and to void any source of worry. Areas of assessment might include diet, exercise routine, and oral hygiene habits check, and methods of dental and oral health maintenance.
Early cavity diagnosis allows the dentist or the orthodontist to treat the root problem before it develops into a more complicated situation leading to unamiable results, leading to the need for more invasive treatments, such as a root canal. If left undiscovered and untreated, cavities can lead to major tooth decay, infection, and if left too long, may ultimately lead to the loss of multiple teeth. Many oral diseases, including oral cancers, like many other diseases and conditions respond best when early detected and treated. Having a trained dental professional conduct routine cleanings and exams is the best way to avoid any future dental problems.
The exam will also include plaque and tartar check on the teeth. Plaque is a clear, sticky layer of bacteria. If not removed, it can harden and become tartar. Tartar cannot be removed by brushing and flossing. If plaque and tartar build up on teeth, they can cause oral diseases, inflammation, and infections. Gums check happens with a dental tool to measure the depth of the spaces between your teeth and gums. With healthy gums, the spaces are shallow. When people have gum disease, the spaces may deepen.
Since dental health importance is great and cannot be compromised, it is recommended that a regular cleaning and exam appointment should take place at least every two years. Book your appointment now with, Consultant Dental and Maxillo Facial Surgeon-implantologist, Dr. Thomas and guarantee your dental health wellness.