Here at Capitol Dental Care, we recommend twice-yearly dental cleanings as an integral part of your preventative healthcare. When you take really great care of your teeth by brushing, flossing, and seeing the dentist twice a year, you are more likely to enjoy better health and a better quality of life. Here's how professional cleanings can improve your dental health:
1) Fresher breath and brighter teeth
Dental cleanings can remove stains your toothbrush can't. If you drink coffee, wine, or tea, you might have build-up of staining, and hygienists can remove these stains and leave you with a whiter smile.
Another perk of regular dental cleanings is that your breath will improve. Poor oral health is often the cause of bad breath, and you can avoid this through regular brushing, flossing, and preventative visits.
2) Prevention of cavities and gum disease
When plaque builds up, it creates tartar on your teeth that can only be removed by a hygienist. If it is ignored, cavities can develop. Beyond decay, gum disease can also start to develop, and you are at a higher risk of preventable tooth loss.
3) Feel better overall!
When you take care of your smile, your whole body benefits. Gum disease has been linked to the increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Plus, when you visit the dentist regularly, small problems can be caught early.
Due for a cleaning? Give us a call at 207-622-9215 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.