You should see us at Falls Pointe Dental in Raleigh for a cleaning and checkup every six months, but we hope you already know that. Here are some reasons why.
- Protect Your Gums
Gum disease can leads to bone loss. Gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque that creates pockets of infection between the gums and tooth roots. This leads to periodontitis, gum recession, and eventual bone loss. A professional cleaning cleans away the plaque before it can cause the gums to recede.
- Prevent Cavities
Even if you brush and floss your teeth morning and night, plaque can collect. We have many patients who are vigilant brushers but are surprised when our hygienist finds plaque on their teeth.
- Check for Oral Cancer
The Oral Cancer Foundation relates this grave news: oral cancer claims one life approximately every hour—that’s 48,250 deaths a year.
- Oral Health and Overall Health Go Hand in Hand
Your mouth is not a separate entity from the rest of the body, but many people treat it that way. Some get regular preventative services for physical conditions but miss their teeth. At Falls Pointe Dental, we’ve often wondered about this frequent disconnect. Did you know that there is compelling evidence to suggest that the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes increases with poor oral health? Besides, your lifestyle is dramatically impacted when you have tooth pain, tooth loss, gum disease, or dentures.
- It May Be Free
Many North Carolina dental insurance plans cover semiannual dental cleanings. Even if you don’t have dental insurance, cleanings are one of the most reasonably priced ways to keep ideal oral health.
As a final reason, healthy teeth and gums just feel good! So brush and floss at home, and see us for a cleaning and check up every six months at Falls Pointe Dental in Raleigh. Make an appointment today.