Why a Professional Dental Cleaning Is Your First Line of Defense for Great Oral Health

Your dental regimen is good — you brush, floss, and rinse regularly. So, why do you need to have your teeth professionally cleaned? Well, there are several great answers to this question, and we review them here.

At Couture Smiles Dental Group, our team of dental health experts understands that achieving great dental health and preserving your beautiful smile comes with comprehensive preventive care. 

The first, and arguably the most important, preventive step you can take is to ensure that your teeth are professionally cleaned regularly. Here’s why.

Dental health by the numbers

While scare tactics may not make the best motivators, it’s important to understand what’s at stake when you don’t look after your dental health. As we already mentioned, 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, but it may surprise you to learn that a whopping 40 million adults in the United States are missing all of their teeth.

The primary drivers of this tooth loss are gum disease and tooth decay, and the numbers surrounding these two conditions are equally as eye-opening:

Our objective in presenting these numbers is twofold: 1) To underscore the prevalence of these dental health issues, and 2) To point out that both tooth decay and gum disease are progressive, which means we can take steps during the earliest stages to prevent you from becoming one of these statistics.

Professional teeth cleaning stops disease and decay

When you come in for a regular professional cleaning, which means every six months, we check your mouth for the early stages of both tooth decay and gum disease.

First, during your cleaning, we can spot inflammation along your gum lines, which is a key indicator of the early stages of gum disease, also called gingivitis. During your cleaning, we clear away the bacteria-harboring plaque along your gums, which can often halt the progression of gum disease.

As well, when we clean your teeth, we can identify cavities or note areas of sensitivity, which we can investigate further with digital imaging. Tooth decay often develops in those hard-to-reach places that regular brushing alone can’t handle. Between our expertise and our technology, we can locate brewing tooth decay and take swift action before it compromises your entire tooth.

Something to smile about

If the numbers surrounding the state of dental health in the US weren’t sufficient in driving home the importance of regular dental cleanings with us, why not also consider a cosmetic reason? We use the latest equipment to thoroughly polish your teeth and lift away stains, leaving you with clean, bright teeth you’ll be happy to show off.

To schedule your professional dental cleaning today, contact our office in Woodland Hills, California.

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