Why Dental Cleanings Are Important

Why Dental Cleanings Are Important

Posted May 2, 2014 by Wager-Evans Dental

floss toothbrush Maintaining a brilliant smile takes work. Dental care is imperative to your overall oral health. Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans treat patients to prevent major dental problems by performing professional examinations and dental cleanings. The doctor will inspect your gums and teeth for signs of disease and damage. Because oral health can cause systemic effects, the doctor and our staff will discuss dental treatment options that fit your lifestyle and budget.

What Cleanings Can Do For You

Most importantly, gum disease prevention is key. Gum disease is an infection of the gingival (gums) surrounding your teeth. If left untreated, gum disease can result in inflammation, bleeding, pain, or tooth loss. Scheduling and attending regular cleanings greatly decreases the chance of gum disease developing. Also, general cleanings allow Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans to identify other diseases, sooner.

Furthermore, research shows that poor oral health may be linked to poor systemic health. Issues such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and rheumatoid arthritis may correlate with the status of oral health. Preventing oral health issues may aid in relieving other health issues.

Not only are dental cleanings imperative to oral health, but they help patients maintain a beautiful, bright smile. With a vibrant smile, confidence follows. In social and professional situations, a healthy, attractive smile can help you succeed. A beautiful smile is a wonderful way to make a first-class initial impression.

What To Expect

Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans will examine your neck, lymph nodes, jaw, and face for any abnormal swelling, bleeding, dryness indicating oral health issues.

Next, the doctor will evaluate the condition of your teeth and gums. This usually involves taking x-rays and searching for tooth decay and gum disease. Some of the following are also issues Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans will search for:

  • Loose, cracked, or chipped teeth
  • Tongue abnormalities
  • Bite inconsistency

The doctor will then clean your teeth. Specific instruments are used to remove plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth and around your gum line. The dentist will also polish your teeth, so that you leave with a stunning, vibrant smile.

Once finished, the doctor will recommend when you should revisit for a checkup and cleaning. Also, a suggested oral health regimen will be advised. Brushing, flossing, and fluoride rinses (for adults) at home prevent disease and maintain a healthy smile.

About Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans

Wager-Evans Dental has proudly served Reno,Nv since 1976. Dr. Wager, Dr. Evans, and our team at Wager-Evans Dental would like to encourage you to schedule an appointment today for a dental checkup and cleaning. Call 775-829-7700 today!