When asked, all Cambridge residents say they want to keep their natural teeth. After all, we all want the functionality and aesthetics that natural teeth provide, but we assume that teeth replacement is expensive and time consuming. In addition to practicing proper oral hygiene, the next best way to keep all your teeth is to have a dental cleaning every six months? That’s right. By visiting the Dental Restorative Group for your dental checkup visit you dramatically increase the chances that you’ll be keeping your pearly whites for good.
How Do Dental Cleanings Help Cambridge Patients Keep Their Teeth?
A regular dental cleaning helps patients keep their teeth healthy. Getting your teeth cleaned by a dental hygienist, will remove harmful plaque and tartar regularly from hard to reach places. Bacteria that accumulates on teeth can increase risk for gum disease. While gum disease may start out slowly, it can progress if left untreated, up to the point that you may risk losing some of your precious natural teeth for good!
Regular dental cleanings help Cambridge dental patients keep their teeth by allowing our doctors to detect and diagnose gum disease in its earliest stages before it creates major havoc in your mouth. While gum disease typically starts out as inflamed gums that easily bleed, if left untreated the condition can lead to loosening gums, pockets of gums filled with pus, gum recession, and even tooth loss.
How Else Can I Protect Myself from Losing Teeth?
In addition to keeping your recommended dental cleanings with the Dental Restorative Group, you can also protect yourself from tooth loss by adhering to the following guidelines:
- Brush your teeth twice a day
- Floss your teeth once a day
- If recommended use mouthwash
- Come in for a periodic examination
- Schedule an appointment immediately if you show any signs of gum disease such as bleeding gums or gums that are red or swollen
The Importance of Keeping Your Teeth for Good
With state-of-the-art teeth replacement systems like dental implants on the dental market, some Cambridge residents may be asking why it’s important to keep their natural teeth. The reason – no matter how sophisticated dental implants are, it’s always better (and cheaper) to keep your natural teeth.
Saving a tooth is important not only for functional and aesthetic reasons, but your teeth support your facial structure and preserve the bone of your jaws.
Our doctors will always keep your safety and comfort as our main priority. We encourage our patients to present any questions or concerns to us at the time of consultations. We will sit to discuss your personal details with you to guarantee you feel confident in your decision to choose us. We are here to help!
Schedule Your Dental Cleaning with Dental Restorative Group Today
Whether you’re an existing Cambridge patient who hasn’t seen us in a while, or you’re looking for a new dentist, we’re happy to help.
To schedule a dental cleaning today, call our office at (617) 492-5081.