Health Value of Regular Dental Examinations and Cleanings

Your teeth and overall dental health are a key part of your overall wellbeing and quality of life. Regular at-home care such as brushing and flossing are necessary but only make up a small part of your overall dental care and needs. Even if you take good care of your teeth and gums, regular six-month checkups for dental examinations and cleanings with a professional such as Dr. Tiffany Shields in Jacksonville, Florida are very important. These visits will help keep your mouth and teeth healthy.

The Benefits of Six Month Exams and Cleanings

Even if your teeth appear to be in good condition, and you have no dental ailments you should still get regular exams and cleaning services done every six months. There are several advantages to regular examinations that improve your overall dental health.

Address Potential Issues Early

One of the most important benefits of regular dental examinations is in detecting any health concerns. During the examination, your dentist can detect problems that need professional assistance such as bone loss, impacted teeth, tooth decay, enamel wear, gum receding, and any other health concerns. By detecting these issues early, you can have them addressed before they negatively impact your health. This helps prevent existing symptoms from becoming more severe.

Possibly Avoid Advanced Procedures 

With regular examinations, you can quickly address any dental health corners with proper treatment. By getting examinations and cleanings done every six months, you can discover any health issues during the early stages of the condition. In many cases, by catching an ailment early you can prevent more involved and complex procedures. However, if a more involved treatment is needed, you can quickly learn about it. You can then get the procedure done to treat whatever dental ailment you may have.

A Thorough Cleaning to Remove Plaque

A professional cleaning provides a level of cleaning you can’t get at home. Using specialized tools and methods, a dentist can remove any plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth, gum line, and other areas of your mouth. Even with daily brushing, plaque and tartar build-up can be difficult to remove. Regular professional cleaning can remove it. Without regular cleaning, long-term build-up can lead to oral health issues. Cleaning helps prevent cavities, gum disease, and also improves your breath.

Improve Your Health with Care

When you have dental health problems your mouth, gums, and teeth are not the only parts of your body affected. Dental ailments have been linked to other serious illnesses such as diabetes, strokes, dementia, respiratory infections, heart disease, and others. Professional cleanings and examinations not only keep your mouth healthy, but they can also prevent other health issues that a lack of proper dental care can cause.

Improve Your Smile

Your teeth are exposed to many staining agents. Many of them are found in the foods you eat every day. Coffee is well-known for causing staining. Additionally, there are several other causes that include acidic sauces, energy drinks, sodas, alcoholic drinks, and the dyes found in candy and other sweets. By getting professional cleanings done every six months, you can have these surface stains removed making your smile more vibrant.

Improve Your Quality of Life and Prevent Gum Disease

Bad dental health can have a notably negative impact on your daily life. Issues such as gum sensitivity, toothaches, cavities, and even bad breath can make normal activities (such as eating) more difficult to do. Regular checkups ensure your mouth is in good condition and keeps preventable ailments from affecting your day-to-day living.

When You Need Dental Care

When it comes to your health, you want to be certain your care is in good hands. Smiles by Shields Dentistry approaches your dental care with a holistic approach, a focus on improving your overall health, and the understanding that your dental health is a part of your complete overall health. Smiles by Shields can assist with all your dental needs.

From examinations and cleanings, to treatments and cosmetic dentistry in and around the Jacksonville, FL area our office is here for you. Contact us today to learn more.


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Smiles by Shields
3940 San Jose Park Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32217