Grandville Dentists

Good oral health is often something we don’t appreciate until it’s gone.

Thankfully, a teeth cleaning every six months can help your dentist catch small oral health issues before they compromise your smile. A clean mouth not only reduces cavities, but can also greatly improve the health of your entire body. Our Grandville dentists believe that teeth cleanings are the best way to prevent cavities from happening.

Our dental hygienists will explain the benefits of teeth cleanings and how they will benefit your smile.

1. Detect Cavities Earlier

Don’t wait until you’re in unbearable pain before seeing the dentist. Your next teeth cleaning appointment is the perfect opportunity for your dentist to detect cavities in their early stages. If left untreated, cavities can cause health complications like abscesses or even dangerous infections in your bloodstream. We recommend all our patients see us at least every six months so that we can help them maintain good oral health.

2. Save Money w/ Preventive Dentistry

The idea of preventative dentistry is to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues from happening in the first place. The sooner we are able to detect cavities, the sooner we are able to start treatment to save your tooth. Preventive dentistry costs less because less work has to be done to repair teeth. For example, a small cavity can be easily filled while an infected tooth will require root canal therapy and a dental crown to restore its original appearance and strength.

The American Dental Association recommends people visit the dentist at least twice a year. However, your dentist may recommend you visit more often if you have teeth or gum issues that need monitoring. Contact your dentist today in order to give your mouth the attention it deserves.

3. Remove Dental Plaque & Tartar

While brushing and flossing your teeth every day removes much of the dental plaque that builds up on your teeth, you’ll still need to have your teeth professionally cleaned every six months. A dental hygienist will be able to remove plaque and tartar hidden between teeth or along the gum line. If plaque has hardened into tartar, only a dental professional will be able to remove it from your smile using special tools.

4. Prevent Gum Disease

Not getting your teeth cleaned puts you at risk for gum disease, such as gingivitis or the more serious periodontitis. If left untreated, gum disease can cause bleeding irritated gums. It’s important to have gingivitis treated by a dentist as soon as possible to prevent advanced gum disease. Periodontitis is irreversible and your dentist will only be able to slow its damaging effects on your gums and teeth through scaling and root planing.

5. Promote Overall Good Health

Did you know that your family dentist can detect the early signs of diabetes, heart disease, and other health conditions? The health of your mouth is connected to your overall health. For example, people with diabetes are more likely to have cavities and gum disease due to high blood sugar. During your routine dental exam, your dentist should also check for oral cancer.

Our Grandville family dentists are dedicated to helping you achieve your best smile. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment for professional teeth cleaning or a dental exam, be sure to give us a call at (616) 534-0080.