Research has shownand experts agree that there is a correlation between poor oral health and chronic inflammatory diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other problems like stroke, premature and low birth weight. Regular dental cleanings will help to keep your teeth and gums healthy, which will also help with the management of these other problems.
Regular dental visits will help your hygienist to follow your oral health and compare them with the previous results, and should you fall off track, your hygienist will put you back on the right track. On these visits, your dentist and hygienist will look closely for any signs of problems with your teeth and gums, and it is well known that all problems when detected early are a lot easier and less expensive to treat and have a better prognosis.
According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, one American dies every hour from oral cancer. Early diagnosis of oral cancer is very important in improving of the prognosis of cancer. When you have dental cleanings, you are also screened for oral cancer.
Gum disease isinfection of tissues surrounding your teeth, and one of the major causes of bone loss if left untreated. Regular dental cleanings and good home care are main factors in preventing gum disease.