Posted on Jan 12, 2021

Aesthetic Dental Center of Bergen County

2 Reasons to Undergo Regular Teeth Cleanings

You may consider visiting the dentist for regular teeth cleanings to be extremely mundane. Perhaps even unnecessary. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. Having your teeth regularly cleaned at Aesthetic Dental Center of Bergen County in Ridgefield Park, NJ helps to prevent tooth decay and costly, unneeded dental treatment down the road.

1. Teeth cleanings prevent tooth decay.

Your mouth, as “clean” as you may believe it to be, actually contains millions and millions of bacteria. Many of these bacteria are completely harmless, while others feed on the sugars in your mouth after you eat or drink certain foods or beverages.

In time, oral bacteria eats away at your tooth enamel, leading to cavities. At this point, you would likely need a dental filling. Or even worse, an eventual infection can reach the dental pulp of your tooth, leading to a root canal procedure.

Undergoing regular dental cleanings allows your dental hygienist to scrape away plaque and tartar that can lead to tooth decay or gum disease.

2. Dental cleanings help your dentist spot early problems.

It’s definitely much easier to treat any type of problem with your mouth or teeth when it is detected early. By undergoing regular dental cleanings, you are giving your dental hygienist an opportunity to examine your mouth to look for potential problems.

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