1. Protect Your Gums
It’s not only severe tooth decay that can damage a tooth until it is beyond saving. Gum disease that leads to bone loss is just as dangerous. Gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque that creates pockets of infection between the gums and tooth roots. This leads to periodontitis, gum recession, and eventual bone loss. A professional dental cleaning in Boise eliminates the plaque before it can cause the gums to pull back.
2. Prevent Cavities
Even if you brush and floss your teeth morning and night, plaque can accumulate. We have many patients who are vigilant brushers but are surprised when our hygienist discovers plaque on their teeth.
3. Check for Oral Cancer
The Oral Cancer Foundation has found that oral cancer claims one life approximately every hour—that’s 48,250 deaths a year. During your dental cleaning in Boise, we’ll notify you if our team notices any signs of oral cancer.
4. Oral Health and Overall Health Go Hand in Hand
Your mouth is not a separate entity from the rest of the body, however, many individuals treat it that way. Some get regular preventative services for physical conditions but overlook their teeth. At Blaisdell Family Dentistry, we’ve often wondered about this persistent disconnect. Did you know that there is compelling evidence to suggest that the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes increases with poor oral health? Besides, your lifestyle is significantly affected when you have tooth pain, tooth loss, gum disease, or dentures.
5. It May Be Free
Many Idaho dental insurance plans cover twice-yearly dental cleanings. Even if you don’t have dental insurance, cleanings are one of the most affordable ways to maintain ideal oral health. Call 208-377-9696 today to schedule a professional dental cleaning in Boise at Blaisdell Family Dentistry. Don’t forget, we also offer services such as dental implants, emergency dentistry, and Cone Beam 3-D Imaging.