Why Are Dental Cleanings Important?

If you ask our 8-year-old son why dental cleanings are important, he will answer, “Because Mommy and Daddy said so.” Having both his parents as dentists, that is the response we expect from him. If he didn’t say that, well…then my husband and I need to go back to the drawing board. 

If you ask our EXPERT DENTAL HYGIENISTS, DENTAL ASSISTANTS, AND TREATMENT COORDINATORS that same question, you will hear the following responses:

  • Clean and fresh breath
  • Healthy gums
  • Healthy heart
  • Prevent and reduce the risk for cavities
  • Whitening your smile
  • Screening for oral cancer
  • Review of your oral hygiene routine
  • Removal of plaque (biofilm)
  • Removal of hardened plaque also known as tartar or calculus
  • Reduction of bacteria in your bloodstream
  • Reduction of inflammation in your mouth and body
  • Improving cardiovascular health
  • Improving diabetes control
  • Reducing the risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Checking for a misaligned bite
  • Checking the health of our TMJ (temporomandibular joint)
  • Checking for any sleep apnea and airway issues
  • Checking for broken teeth, chipped teeth, cracked teeth, worn down teeth, crooked teeth and other dental problems

All great reasons, right? If you ask OUR PATIENTS why dental cleaning are important, you will hear them say the following responses:

  • I want to have all of my teeth for as long as I live
  • Both my parents had dentures and I don’t want that for myself
  • I love my smile and I want to keep it that way
  • I don’t want dental problems
  • I understand my heart and mouth are connected
  • I don’t want to experience dental pain
  • I love having my teeth cleaned
  • I invested a lot in my mouth and I want to keep them 
  • My smile makes me feel good
  • It feels so good to get rid of that fuzzy feeling on my teeth
  • I need to come in more frequently because I get so much build up
  • I have had gum surgery before and I don’t want it again

By now, you are noticing the countless number of benefits when visiting your dentist regularly for your dental cleanings. At Creative Smiles Dentistry, we renamed dental cleanings visits to Hygiene Wellness Visits for all of the reasons listed above. It’s more than a cleaning… we are committed to helping you achieve the best health and best life. You deserve it.

We are one of the few dental offices in Tucson that also provides laser dental services. At Creative Smiles Dentistry, we use dental lasers during your hygiene wellness visits to accelerate the healing and reduce the inflammation of your gums. We also have the most up-to-date Sonicare® toothbrushes and Waterpik® water flossers. As an added benefit, we also provide personalized instructions on how to use them. Lastly, we provide you photos of your teeth and gums during your Hygiene Wellness Visit so you can see what we see and to better understand your health. Our Hygiene Wellness Visits are designed for YOU and YOUR SUCCESS!

To learn more about our Hygiene Wellness Visits or to schedule with us, contact us today!

Author: Jeannie Ju, DDS

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