4 Reasons You Need Your Teeth Cleaned - LargeLet's face it... We are all busy and as a result we must prioritize how we use our precious time! In this article, we aim to show you why getting your teeth cleaned needs to be on your top priority list. Here are our top 4 reasons for cleaning your teeth:

1. Your Oral Health Affects Your Whole Body

The inflammatory markers and “bad bacteria” associated with gum disease have been linked to heart disease, pre-term and low birth weight babies, poor diabetic control, respiratory disease, and cancer. More and more research is being published about the link between oral and systemic disease. Your hygienists’ sole purpose in cleaning your teeth is to identify and treat disease by the removal of the bacteria causing it.

2. To Control Inflammation

“Inflammation” is a hot button topic in the health and wellness industry right now. Your Spokane Dental team, however, has been focusing on reducing inflammation long before it became a popular subject in the media. The bacteria forming the dental plaque that sticks to your teeth cause inflammation in your mouth, and that inflammation affects your overall health. Treating inflammation in your mouth positively affects the rest of your body, especially if you have diabetes or an inflammatory disease.

3. For The Smile You Want

Stained teeth, bad breath, and unhealthy gums can be a source of self-consciousness. The good news is all are preventable. Staying on a regular cleaning schedule will reduce bad-breath causing bacteria, and will regularly remove staining caused by coffee, red wine, or other dark foods and drinks. A beautiful smile is a healthy one.

4. You Just Can’t Do It Alone

Even the person with the best possible home care still needs to see the dentist for a cleaning and exam. The “bad bacteria” in your mouth don’t just form plaque on your teeth where your toothbrush and floss can reach, they also form under the gums! Hygienists have special tools and techniques to clean under your gums, and to manually remove those hardened bacterial colonies that cause bone and gum loss.

Healthy Gums because of cleaning

As you can see in the image above, even the “healthy gums” on the left have space for bacteria to grow under the gums that a toothbrush just can’t reach. If bacteria trapped under the gum is left alone it will expand along with the inflammation and disease surrounding it.

Take care of your mouth, take care of your body, and schedule your dental cleaning today!

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