Dental treatments for damaged teeth and diseased gums can become expensive—especially if a patient has avoided receiving professional care and regular cleanings. The reason receiving care from our dentist is so important is because teeth are unable to repair themselves when damaged. Once a tooth is damaged, the condition will only worsen with time. Additionally, if conditions such as periodontal disease go without treatment, they can require multiple treatments in the future to manage the effects of the condition. By committing to cleanings every six months and routine checkups from our dentist, you could potentially save yourself thousands of dollars while also enjoying optimal oral health.
The Importance of Dental Cleanings
Every six months you should receive professional prophylaxis (cleaning) to remove tartar and polish teeth. During a professional dental cleaning, our hygienists focus on removing a hard substance called tartar, which is the calcified form of plaque. Once plaque is hardened by tartar, it cannot be removed from teeth by flossing or brushing. Instead, tartar must be gently scraped away from the surface of teeth and the gum line with special, handheld tools. Regular cleanings are essential to preventing the accumulation of tartar and the progression of gum disease.
Regular Checkups Can Reveal Oral Health Issues Early On
In addition to regular cleanings, visiting our practice for checkups can also prevent dental conditions and save patient’s money. The primary objective for receiving dental care on a regular basis is to detect issues or conditions as early as possible so that patients can receive conservative treatment. For example, our dentist uses technology that can detect a cavity in its earliest stages of forming and address small areas of decay with fillings that will stop the progression of the cavity and protect the tooth from further damage. If a cavity is left untreated, patients may need more extensive treatment such as root canal therapy or a custom-made crown.
We invite you to make an investment in your oral health by receiving regular dental care with our team. Call any of our convenient locations of Ora Dental Studio today to reserve an appointment.