Why Teeth Cleaning and Regular Dental Exams are Important for Prevention
Preventive dentistry can help you avoid problems down the line that cause discomfort and need expensive procedures to treat them.
For example, if a small cavity goes untreated, it can destroy your tooth, cause an infection, and even spread to surrounding teeth. A small cavity can lead to multiple extractions if not treated early. Not only will this damage your oral health but also your overall health. The bacteria from the infection can spread from your tooth to your jawbone and sinuses to destroy tissue and even threaten your life. Once your tooth becomes infected with bacteria, a root canal or extraction may be necessary to stop future damage.
With regular dental exams, we can detect and treat small cavities in their early stages so you don’t have to deal with the other possible outcomes. In addition, regular dental cleanings help prevent cavities in the first place. We can also provide you with additional cavity protection by using a product known as CariFree to reduce your risk of cavities.
Regular dental cleanings can also help you avoid gum disease, which threatens not just your teeth but your overall health as well.