The importance of teeth cleaning
During our chat with IDC Dental’s Dr. Safar Baisov on why it’s important to get your teeth professionally cleaned, we took away one very important lesson that will save our teeth (and money) in the long run. Prevent it before it happens. Over time it’ll cost you less money and pain to actively take care of your oral hygiene and prevent problems from happening than to run to the dentist for emergencies when you’re already in pain.
Most people don’t enjoy going to the dentist’s office. Even Dr. Safar can’t honestly admit that it’s fun, but part of being a responsible adult is taking care of yourself and your family. Even if you'd rather do something else instead. There are a few reasons why you need to pay a visit to your dentist every six months for a regular cleaning. After all, a lot of us don’t realize that the mouth is the most active part of the entire body.
Just like with any other aspect of health, early detection is key. Before your dentist begins the cleaning, he or she would need to give you an X-ray and examine a few key aspects: your face, gums, bite, salivia, and jaw movement of your lower joints. They’ll check for fillings and cavities that need to be addressed so that you don’t end up with more serious problems in the future.
Plaque, that colourless, sticky, bacteria-filled film that sticks to the surface of your teeth, needs to be cleaned on a daily basis. We’ve known this since childhood. But, no matter how thoroughly you clean your teeth, plaque will still accumulate. If plaque is left on the surface for too long it hardens into tartar. Regular teeth cleaning will prevent the buildup of tartar as well as inflammation of the gums which can lead to gum disease. If left untreated, neglecting oral hygiene can lead to severe problems including gum surgery, teeth removal, root canals, and in some cases heart attacks and strokes.
Who doesn’t want a healthy, clean, beautiful smile? For adults, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. Regular check ups will help prevent this from happening and from you having to get fake teeth, crowns, and veneers, which are expensive as well as inconvenient alternatives. In addition to health benefits, a professional cleaning from your dentist can help you remove tobacco, tea, coffee, and other food stains to help give you the best smile possible.
IT WILL SAVE OUR TEETH (AND MONEY) IN THE LONG RUN. STOP IT BEFORE IT HAPPENS
We interviewed Dr. Safar Baisov, dentist at IDC Dental