The Importance of Regular Cleanings

How your dentists serving Apple Valley, Lucerne Valley, and Helendale, CA, can help keep your smile healthy

Did you know that regular professional dental cleanings can protect more than just your smile? It’s true. In fact, according to the Mayo DentistClinic, an unhealthy mouth has been linked to an increased risk of stroke, diabetes, heart disease, and other serious medical conditions. Regular professional dental cleanings can help lower your risk of these diseases by keeping your smile healthy.

The dentists at Apple Valley Dental offer a full range of dental services including professional dental cleanings. From their location in Apple Valley, CA, they proudly serve residents of Apple Valley, Lucerne Valley, and Helendale, CA, and they can help your smile too.

If you are brushing after meals and before bed, and flossing at least once each day, you are taking vital steps to help keep your smile healthy; but you can’t do it alone. You need regular professional cleanings because your dental professional can:

  • Remove hard deposits (calculus or tartar) and soft deposits (plaque) from your teeth
  • Provide the education and tools necessary for you to perform excellent oral care at home
  • Monitor the health of your gums to help prevent gum and periodontal disease
  • Polish away stains and provide a smooth tooth surface which resists plaque accumulation

The health of your mouth all depends on the effective removal of plaque deposits because plaque contains millions of harmful bacteria which can lead to:

  • Inflamed, red, bleeding gums
  • Irritated, painful gums
  • Swollen, puffy gums

These are the signs of gum disease, which can be reversed with regular dental cleanings, careful monitoring, and excellent oral care at home. If you let gum disease go untreated, it can lead to periodontal disease and cause:

  • Loss of bone that supports your teeth
  • Loss of soft tissue attachment that supports your teeth
  • Teeth that are loose, resulting in lost teeth

Regular professional cleanings, along with excellent home care can help you keep your smile healthy. To find out more about the importance of regular dental cleanings and other preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental services call the dentists at Apple Valley Dental, serving residents of Apple Valley, Lucerne Valley, and Helendale, CA. Call today and protect your smile!