Regular dental cleanings serve a critical role in helping to prevent cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems. In addition to helping you maintain a level of improved oral health, regular dental cleanings can also potentially lead to better health overall by reducing your risk for developing cardiovascular problems and other health concerns. Here at Proven Dental in Waukesha, WI, Dr. James Murphy is your dentist for regular teeth cleanings—read on to learn what his services can do for your smile!
Better Oral Health
Professional dental cleanings are more thorough and effective than any at-home care routine. With even the most thorough at-home oral hygiene routine, it is extremely difficult to completely remove tartar buildup through regular brushing and flossing. Left on the teeth, tartar buildup can lead to the development of cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems. The only way to completely remove this tartar buildup is through a professional teeth cleaning here at our Waukesha dental office.
Reduced Risk for Other Diseases
Maintaining good oral health can potentially contribute to better overall health by reducing one’s risk for other health problems. For example, research has demonstrated a link between poor oral health and an increased risk for cardiovascular problems, including heart attack and stroke. Oral health problems can also increase a person’s risk of developing pneumonia or other respiratory problems. Regular dental cleanings help you maintain optimal oral health, which can, in turn, reduce your risk for other health problems.
Early Detection of Other Diseases
Signs and symptoms indicative of certain health concerns can often be spotted by your dentist during a regular dental cleaning and checkup. For example, your dentist might observe bone loss in the jaw, which could be a sign of osteoporosis. Other conditions that often display symptoms in the mouth include nighttime reflux disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and heart disease. Detecting such issues during a regular dental checkup and cleaning gives you an opportunity to see a doctor for diagnosis and treatment right away.
To schedule a teeth cleaning with Dr. Murphy, call Proven Dental in Waukesha, WI, today by dialing (262) 650-3000.