Many people wonder if teeth cleaning appointments are necessary. If your gums don’t hurt, could there really be anything wrong? You may even ask yourself, “How often do I need teeth cleaning in Coconut Grove?” Here’s what you should know!
Dental cleanings are not only necessary for gum health but overall health as well. Having inflammation or infection of the gums (also known as periodontal disease) can lead to inflammation and infection in other areas of the body.
When inflammation and gum infection arise, it can cause some pretty serious side effects if left untreated. Periodontal disease has been linked to Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and heart disease.
There are two types of periodontal disease: one can be cured (gingivitis) and one can only be managed (periodontitis). Getting your teeth cleaned regularly can prevent these diseases from occurring.
The frequency of cleaning appointments needed a year is very dependent on each person, their diet, how well they take care of their mouth and teeth at home, and any diseases or conditions they may have.
If someone has a healthy mouth or is suffering from gingivitis, they are normally only seen on a six-month cleaning interval. If someone is suffering from periodontitis, they may have to be seen anywhere from two to four times a year to keep their oral health under control.
Your dentist and dental hygienist aren’t prescribing that you brush and floss two times a day just to inconvenience you. There is sound reasoning behind the recommendation.
The more frequently you brush and floss your teeth and use mouth rinse, the less bacteria there is to cause any problems. Plus, when you brush and floss after each meals and in the morning and at bedtime, he better oral and overall health you will have and the less chances of periodontal disease.
Our staff of highly trained hygienists here at People First Dentistry are ready to meet you and help you reach your oral health goals. Call us today at 786-321-7035 to book your cleaning, ensuring your gum and overall health for years to come!