We all know that oral hygiene is essential to general health as well as good looks. Having bad hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and much more.

Regular check-ups and cleanings can prevent these problems as well as provide you with good oral hygiene!

So what are the top 5 reasons to come have your cleanings?

1. Prevent Oral Cancer
– When you have your cleaning, your dentist is also screening you for oral cancer, which is highly curable if diagnosed early.

2. Prevent Gum Disease
– If diagnosed early, it can be treated and reserved. If treatment is not received, a more serious and advanced stage of gum disease may follow.

3. Detect Dental Problems Early
– Early detection of cavities, broken fillings and gum disease are easily treatable. If these problems go untreated root canals, gum surgery and removal of teeth could become the only treatment options available.

4. Maintain Good Oral Health
– Your dental hygienist will help you ensure that you are maintaining your good oral health by visual examination and comparing your previous dental check-ups.

5. Use your Dental Insurance Plan
– Some dental insurance plans usually pay for all or most of the cost of dental cleanings and check ups every six months. Take advantage of this and save a lot of money in the long run by avoiding costly dental procedures that can result from poor oral hygiene.