Brushing and flossing are basic preventive steps to take good care of your teeth and keep dental problems at bay. But is that enough? It is a known fact that many diseases and health problems can result due to bad oral health. In addition, the mouth shows the first signs of bad overall health. Bad breath, dry mouth, tooth decay, soreness in teeth and other symptoms may be the first signs of a health problem.
A healthy body is an important factor for living a good life, which is why the American Dental Association recommends seeing your dentist once every six months for regular dental examinations, dental cleanings, and other preventative treatments.
The process of dental examinations includes assessing the areas around and inside the mouth (lips, gums, tongue, hard and soft palate), the outer skin, muscles, glands in the neck, and the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) for a complete diagnosis.
Dental cleanings are not only restricted to the regular practice of brushing and flossing at home. Beyond that, one needs a regular dental cleaning from the dentist. Plaque hidden in inaccessible areas of the mouth can turn into tartar if not removed properly. A thorough professional dental cleaning aids in cleaning out these disease-causing sticky bacteria that can cause damage.
A regular dental cleaning is a 6-step non-surgical process to give you a healthy, flawless smile:
At Brechon Dental in Belvidere, IL, your oral health is our greatest concern. Dr. Brechon and the team endorse the best dental treatments with the latest technology available. From regular dental examinations and dental cleanings to advanced restorative treatments, your complete dental needs can be treated right here under expert guidance. Book an appointment with our office today!