Eagle Rock Dental Care offers the top quality dental care in Idaho Falls. Our dental care services cover a variety of your dental care needs including TMD/TMJ treatment to teeth whitening services. All of this is offered to you locally with offices in Idaho Falls, Rexburg, and Arco. Part of feeling confident is looking confident. A beautiful shining white smile is also good for your mental health.
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5 reasons to have your teeth cleaned
1. To prevent gum disease
Gum (periodontal) disease is a bacterial infection caused by plaque — the sticky, colorless, bacteria-filled film that adheres to your teeth. As plaque builds up on teeth, it hardens and becomes tartar, which can be difficult to remove. The bacteria in plaque produce toxins that irritate the gums and cause inflammation and gingivitis. If bacteria are not removed and the inflammation continues, the gum tissues can be destroyed and more advanced stages of gum disease may follow. Diligent dental care is necessary to prevent gum disease.
2. To keep your teeth
As gum disease advances, the pockets grow deeper and plaque moves further down the tooth root, destroying supporting bone. The affected teeth may loosen and eventually fall out. As gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, regular dental care, exams, and cleanings, as well as brushing and flossing in between visits, are vital to keeping your teeth.
Personal habits — such as tobacco use or drinking coffee, tea, and wine — can cause tooth staining. Certain medications also can discolor teeth. Teeth cleaning by your dentist or hygienist, however, can often remove these external stains — and it promotes good oral health. In addition to removing plaque and tartar during your cleaning, your hygienist will also polish your teeth to a beautiful shine. The result? A whiter and brighter smile!
4. To prevent bad breath
Persistent bad breath (halitosis) has many possible oral causes, such as poor oral hygiene, periodontal disease, a coating on the surface of the tongue, food stuck between teeth, unclean dentures, oral carcinomas or throat infections. Good oral hygiene is essential in preventing many of these conditions and can, in turn, prevent bad breath. Regular checkups and cleanings are the best way to make sure that you are maintaining good oral hygiene.
5. To help maintain overall health
There is mounting evidence of a connection between a person’s oral and overall health. Recent studies have linked heart disease and strokes to gum disease. Although no causal relationships have been discovered, a dental care cleaning every six months to keep your teeth and gums healthy could possibly reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. In addition, if you have regular oral examinations, your dentist may be the first healthcare provider to diagnose a health problem in its early stages.
Eagle Rock Dental Care can help you with your oral health. If you have questions or concerns about the items above or any oral health question, please contact us, or come by one of our offices, we would love to help!