Why Regular Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings Are So Important

Getting your teeth cleaned regularly is not only wise, but essential for preventing serious problems with your teeth, gums – and overall health. Here are just a few reasons why it’s important to have regular dental checkups and get your teeth cleaned at least every six months…

Stay Healthy — Get Regular Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

A healthy body begins with a healthy mouth. Yet it seems not all of us understand just how important regular teeth cleanings and dental checkups are to staying healthy overall.

In fact, according to a recent survey by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), less than 14% of Americans understand how dentists are experts in not only teeth, but improving your health and staying healthy in general. The President of the AGD, Dr. Maria M. Smith, underscored these findings, pointing out how “The mouth is the gateway to the entire body, and poor oral hygiene can result in or worsen cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, and other illnesses.”

Keep Your Teeth – Get Regular Checkups

Along with understanding connections to your overall health, regular dental checkups and cleanings can help prevent gum disease – the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings can help detect gum disease, the early stage of which is known as gingivitis, and prevent it from becoming a more serious condition. Most of us recognize gingivitis as the inflammation and red swelling around the gums. Fortunately, the sooner you can detect gum disease, the sooner you can take action against it to prevent more serious – and more expensive – dental problems. Regular checkups also allow Dr. Carangelo to thoroughly check your teeth, detecting cavities and cracks before they become a bigger problem – and expense. 

Save Money with Regular Teeth Cleanings

So what’s the proverbial “pound of cure” actually worth when it comes to keeping your teeth clean and your gums healthy? Well, for example, regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings can help prevent serious – and quite expensive – problems with gum disease (periodontitis).

It’s worth noting that the price of a dental checkup and a teeth cleaning is just a fraction of the cost of periodontal treatments, which include bone and gum grafts and other pricey and more invasive procedures.

And if you’re in the greater Rochester area, Dr. Carangelo and the staff at BayRidge Dental in Webster, NY can help make regular teeth cleanings and dental checkups easy. They offer simple, easy scheduling, and provide helpful reminders too (especially if you’re getting your teeth cleaned every six months).

Schedule an appointment with dentist Dr. Carangelo and start a better way to schedule and keep your regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings – and stay healthier overall.