The most important part of your oral health starts at home. That's because caring for your teeth and your family's teeth requires ongoing care from having the right tools to establishing a quality and consistent oral hygiene routine at home. Professional dental cleanings and exams are also important because some build-up can only be removed using professional tools. It's important to have teeth cleaned at least twice a year if you're in optimal oral health in order to prevent build-up that can lead to decay and other dental complications. It's also vital to have your teeth monitored for any potential problems so they can be addressed right away.
Professional Dental Cleanings
There is a well-established medical connection between oral health and overall health known as the Oral-Systemic Link. Infection in the mouth can spread to the body contributing to diabetes, heart disease, stroke, endocarditis, accelerated obesity, Alzheimer's Disease and more. Regular dental appointments are a crucial part of maintaining both oral and whole-body health. We recommend cleanings every six months to ensure your teeth and gums stay free of infection. Good home care coupled with early diagnosis and treatment prevents many complications down the road.
You may have found yourself wondering why your dentist takes x-rays when you come in for routine appointments and whether or not this practice is safe. Dental x-rays are important because they help Dr. Abelar and his team see inside of the teeth and gums to catch problems as early as possible. By catching potential problems before they become serious, we can minimize the amount of dental work that needs to be done and sometimes prevent some procedures all together with early intervention and maintenance.